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THE 1975 

Volume 61 

Copyright 1975 

Kent State University 

101 Taylor Hall 

Kent, Ohio 

The New Student 4 

Old Townspeople 8 

The Graduate 12 

Working Students 16 

Campus Scenic 24 

Lilac Gardens 26 

May 4, 1974 32 

Greek Week 1974 42 

Campus Day 1974 46 

The Bar Scene 50 

Intramurals 54 

Volunteer Services 60 

Handicapped Students 66 

Focus on Living Together 70 

Folk Festival 84 

International Students 88 

Student Government 92 

Information 3000 96 

The Daily Kent Stater 98 

Radio and Television 100 

Campus Bus Service 102 

Portrait of an Artist 106 

Art Happening 110 

Focus on Black Life 114 

Resignations 122 

Focus on Eating 124 


Views of Kent 134 

Cross Country 138 

Football 144 

Football Defeat 150 

Homecoming 1974 156 

Soccer 160 

Exercising 164 

The Code of Karate 170 

Skydiving 176 

Equitation 180 

Basketball 184 

Focus on Women in Sports 188 

Project Dove 196 

Professing the Future 200 

Cancer Research 206 

Dr. Franklin's Psychic Research 211 

Shelly's Book Bar 214 

The New Kent Quarterly 219 

The Birds, Theater 222 

On Stage, Concerts 228 

National Guard Trial 234 

Seniors 239 

Chestnut Burr Staff 280 

Sports Scores 288 

Organizations 292 

Calendar 294 

The 1975 Chestnut Burr was printed in an edition of 6,500 copies, size 9x12, 
304 pages on 80 lb. Mead Offset Enamel Dull Manufactured by the Mead Paper 
Corp. of Dayton, Ohio, and printed in black ink. The endsheets are 65 lb. Solid 
Color Imperial Ivory manufactured by Hammermill Paper Company, Erie, 
Pennsylvania. The cover material is Dupont Tyvec converted as Shantung Red 
Triton by Columbia Mills, Minetto, New York, lithographed and case made over 
160 pt. Binders Board by Herff Jones, Cover Division at Montgomery, Alabama. 

The 1975 Chestnut Burr was printed by the H/J Keller Division of Carnation 
Company in their plant at Gettysburg, Pennsylvanis. 

Senior portraits were taken by Delma Studios of New York City. 

Special Thanks to: John Urian, The Daily Kent Stater, SPPC, Dr. Richard Brede- 
meier. Campus Police, Paul Mosher, Warren Graves, Don Shook, Dr. Murvin 
Perry, Frank Ritzinger, Susan Murcko, Craig Pulver, Barb Sudick, Greg Santos, 
PhotoJournal Press, Black United Students Executive Board, Delma Studios, 
Sam Fields, Jerry Schneider, Whitfield Delaplane, Robert Lund, Woolfie 

Special Thanks also to Arthur Stafford for the NAACP Food Coupon Ripoff 

Student Publications Policy Committee (SPPC): Mary Luschin, Debra 
Mikolajczak, Dan Nienaltowski, J.F. McKenna, Richard Friesenhengst, Frank 
Erickson, Carl Moore, Gene Stebbins, Murvin Perry, Richard Bredemeier. 

University Administration 

President: Dr. Glen A. Olds 

Executive Vice President and Provost: Dr. John W. Snyder 

Vice Presidents: Walter G. Bruska, Richard E. Dunn, Dr. James W. McGrath, Dr. 
Fay R. Biles, Dr. David A. Ambler 

Board of Trustees: Robert L. Baumgardner, Robert W. Blakemore, Kenneth W. 
Clement, M.D., Joyce K. Quirk, Robert H. Stopher, William D. Taylor, Robert 
E. Tschantz, M.D., William M. Williams 

Being a student in 1975 . . . 

Looking for practical solutions in a real world 

GONE ARE the bomb scares, the rallies, the profes- 
sors pleading with their classes to keep KSU open. 
It is a new breed of college student-pragmatic, 
complacent and deeply concerned with career and financial 

For the most part, the KSU student of today was a high 
school or junior high school student during the late sixties 
who never faced the draft and was never involved in polit- 
ical activism. Most still do not exercise the franchise won 
through the lobbying efforts of their elders. 

The same economy which in the past welcomed college 
graduates with open arms plays havoc with them now. The 
unfavorable odds in the job market have led many students 
away from rhetoric and idealism and toward practical solu- 
tions for survival in the real world. 

"There has been a change in attitude," claims Thomas 
Hairston of the Placement Bureau. "Students are most in- 
clined to work within the establishment than to stand off 
and take pot-shots at it." In a hard market, students or 
graduates are hesitant to question goals or beliefs of poten- 
tial employers, such as those manufacturing weapons or 
military equipment. 

The carrot is no longer outstretched before the college 
graduate. For some, staying in school is a goal. The demand 
for training in medicine, law, architecture and other profes- 
sional fields surpasses by far the capacities of higher educa- 
tion to handle students in these areas. 

Story by Keith Sinzinger 

A major trend away from education and liberal arts finds 
more students in fine and professional arts. Journalism, art 
and telecommunications enjoy healthy enrollments, while 
education, the leading college for four years ago, has fallen 
to less than 20 per cent of KSU enrollment. 

Although enrollment in the College of Business Admini- 
stration has retained a fairly constant percentage over the 
last five years, more students are pursuing two or more 
concentrations of interest to increase their job chances. 
According to Hairston, careers in marketing and sales, 
although not valued by students as most desirable, are 
promising because demand is "insatiable." 

Employment opportunities in the service industries-food, 
health, clothing and finance are attracting many students 
fearful of what a history or English degree would hold for 
their future. 

While students of today may appear to be a resurrection 
of their parents with a change only in clothes, the outlook 
of many is borrowed straight from the sixties. "People want 
jobs where they can continue to be themselves," says Dr. 
John Binder of Academic Advising and Orientation. "The 
organization man of the fifties is not the ideal anymore." 

The popular analogy of college life today to the fifties 
fails on other points. The best of the sixties has been bor- 

(See next page.) 

With the job market as lough as it has been, Kent students are increasingly 
concerned with employment and many make use of the KSU Placement Bureau, 
opposite and above. 

Students getting close to graduation spend many 
hours sending resumes, below; reading library sour- 
ces on possible job areas, below right; and studying 
extra hard to keep up with the competition, oppo- 
site in the May 4 Room at the Library. 


(Continued from page 4.) 

rowed and exploited-liberalized sexual relationships, drugs 
and general permissiveness of conduct. 

Abuse of drugs is down in general, with alcohol taking up 
much of the slack. Buyers are more suspect of street drugs, 
which have gone down in reliability while increasing in 
price. Use of marijuana is still increasing, according to a 
spokesperson from Townhall II, because "it's so common, 
no one thinks of it as being against the law." 

However, most of the drug users are of the "recreational" 
type-a thrill for the weekend, but not a central part of their 
lives. Hallucinogens are seeing a revival of sorts, with mush- 
rooms being the most popular vehicle. 

Use of stimulants has remained fairly consistent, yet 
finals week is still the most popular period. Dr. Jay 
Cranston of the Health Center says a slight increase in stu- 
dents seeking help for anxiety usually occurs just before 
finals. He noticed students are less reluctant now to seek 
help for anxious problems, both of classroom and social 

In general, students seem disinterested 
in politics, national affairs, student 
government and most anything that 
takes them away from their books 

Whether or not the student of today is more willing to 
seek medical help for his problems, he is willing to seek legal 
aid to address his grievances through the courts, as wit- 
nessed in lawsuits initiated by both dormitory and off- 
campus students. Yet, in general, students seem 
disinterested in politics, national affairs, student govern- 
ment and most anything that takes them away from their 

The student has a new prime concern: himself. 








Townies wfioVe been here a while 
view a changing Kent 

Looking back in time 

JOHN SHOUP, 63, is very much concerned with the 
past. Not only does he run a quaint antique shop 
on Gougler Street in Kent, but studying the city's 
past is his favorite hobby. 

"Early Kent is my main area of interest, around the 
1820s. It was called Franklin Mills then and the finest glass 
in the world was made here," Shoup says. 

He gets much of his information from old court records 
and history books. His knowledge of Kent is astounding. 
Shoup told story after story of the Kent family, how the 
railroad finally came to be and why all the "money people" 
have left. 

"It's the taxes. Each time the university grows and buys 
more land, less taxes come in since they don't pay any. So 
the townspeople have to pay more. There's not much indus- 
try left in Kent; they all moved out after World War II, so 
who pays the taxes?" 

Story by Inge Orendt 

Shoup puts his history book away, rises from his chair 
with his pipe in hand and points out some of his antiques. 

The majority of his sales are made to wholesalers who 
come from the East or West Coast. Selling to the public is 
not his main source of income. Shoup also makes pottery. 

"See these cups? They look like granite ware, but I made 
them out of clay. I sold them for $3.50 for awhile and them 
I raised them to S4.50 and they sold much better. I think 
I'll raise them to $5.50 next week and see what happens," 
he chuckles. 

Raising geraniums is another hobby of Shoup and they 
decorate his store by nearly every window. 

These windows have been smashed up "many, many 
times," but as Shoup points out, "I jest keep patchin' 'em 
and patchin' 'em til I can't patch no more and I hafta buy 
new ones." 

Shoup doesn't blame the students for breaking his win- 
dows or causing any disturbances, such as May 4, 1970. 

'During those riots in '70 
I'd see truckloads of those 
agitators come here.' —Shoup 

"It was the agitators! During those riots in '70 I'd see 
truckloads of those agitators come here to the corner of 
Gougler and Mantua, get off the truck and it would go back 
for more. They came from the turnpike. They weren't Kent 

Shoup stands firm on this belief and claims that he would 
sit on his front porch on Willow St. and watch "the same 
people we'd see on TV in California go by. But they weren't 
students. We had lots of students on our street and they 
were all a fine bunch." 

He puffs on his pipe, nods and says, "Nope, nobody 
bothers me." 

John Shoup, opposite, watches Kent go by through the windows of his antique 
shop. Older townspeople, below, enjoy visiting over a beer in Deleone's Bar on 
Franklin Street. 

M. Bulvony 

'Yep. Kent ain't 

MARY KEER is over 100 years old. But instead of 
being melancholy, weak and weary, she's lively, 
spirited and, most of all, delightful. 

Under five feet tall, her manner is that of a 6-year-old. 
Her voice is small and high like a child's, full of laughter, 
and her eyes are wide-eyed with wonder. 

"Oh yes, yes, yes," she giggles. "I've seen changes, I've 
seen Kent grow." A hint of her Scottish brogue is still evi- 
dent. Mrs. Kerr was born in Scotland, came to Illinois in the 
early 1900s and moved to Kent in 1936 as a housekeeper a 
few years after she was widowed. 

"There were some lou-vly stores on Water Street. A first 
class ladies store, I think it was called Cecils," she remem- 
bers, "and a first class grocery!" she says merrily. 

A fifth floor resident of the Kentway Retirement Center, 
360 E. Summit, for four years, Mrs. Kerr points to her 
plants by the sliding glass door. 

"This is a shamrock," she explains. "At night, it folds up 
like little umbrellas!" She laughs, obviously delighted at the 
plant's behavior. She picks up a small ivory water pitcher. "I 
got this from my church with some flowers in it for my 

Stories by Inge Orendt 


what it used to be.' 

birthday. Isn't it pretty?" 

Retiring to her rocking chair, Mrs. Kerr, in her sing-song 
lilt, tells why she thinks she's lived so long. 

"I never went to dances or shows or went gallavantin' 
here, there and yon. I've always tried to live a good life. I 
always tried to read something that would edify me. Good 
clean readin'. 

"Vitamins? Ooooooh nooo," she says with shock and 
amazement, her eyes widening. "I don't take vitamins to 
keep me alive! I hate medicine. 

"I'm jest gettin' my prayers paid back now for my good 
life. God has been good to me. I have to give Him all the 
praise. He'll keep me all the way til he takes me home." 

She rocks in her chair, smiles and repeats, "He'll keep me 
all the way til he comes to take me home." 

IF ANYONE has seen Kent change over the years, 
it's Clarence V. Skaggs, a retired trackman of the 
Erie Lackawanna Railroad. Skaggs has been in 
Kent for 67 of his 70 years. 

"Yep," he remembers, 'Kent ain't what it used to be. I 
remember when Water Street was all-1-11 mud and dirt." 

Skaggs is known as a regular at Walter's Cafe on Water 
Street. He's been retired for about 6 years and visits the bar 
every morning around 10:30. He's often there in the after- 
noon, too, but not at night. 

"I used to come here at night, but no-o-o-o more. Jesus 
Christ! They turn that damn jukebox up so you can hear it 
from the next block because of all the students in here." 

Although Skaggs thinks "some of the students are all 
right and some of 'em no good," he's most verbal on the 

"Average people are afraid to come down here at night," 
he scolds as he sips his can of Rolling Rock, "with all those 
motorcycle gangs and hippies that raise a ruckus and break 
windows. It's that dope that's doing it." 

With shaky hands, Skaggs lights another cigarette and 
shakes his head. "I see things changin' all the time for the 
worse. Yep, there's more trouble all the time. Students tear 
up the restrooms and always breakin' the windows. 'Course 
not all students do it, some of 'em do and some of 'em 

"Yeah, I'd like to see it go back to what it used to be. It 
used to be a lot better. In the next five years, it'll be even 
worse than it is now. Anybody who's been around here can 
see that." 

Skaggs strokes his unshaven face, gives me a toothless grin 
and adds, "But I like it here at Walter's. I eat here. It's 

Maiy Kerr, opposite, delights visitors with her shamrocks and other plants. 
Skaggs, above, makes his daily visit to Walter's Bar on Water Street. 



What's a college 
diploma worth? 

These days it ain't no ticket to Easy Street 

GRADUATION. GETTING a degree that leads to 
better skills, better jobs, better pay. At least, 
that's what many of us believe. 
But for a great number of Kent graduates that dream has 
not yet become reality. Jobs in their chosen field of study 
have been impossible to find or unsuitable once found. 

And so the graduate wanders into a different job, one 
that's available or more desirable, and leaves his training and 
degree behind him. 

Why the job shift? Sometimes it's necessity, sometimes 
disillusionment, sometimes opportunity. 

John Fischer graduated cum laude from KSU in 1971 
with a B.A. in anthropology and is currently a Volkswagen 
mechanic at European Car Service in Akron. 

Story by Laura Nagy and David Shaffer 

"I had wanted to be an archaeologist ever since I could 
spell the word. It always fascinated me. When I started 
school in the '60s, whatever field you went into there was 
no doubt about your getting a job." 

But there were no jobs for anthropologists without 
post-graduate work, and though John was admitted to the 
graduate schools to which he applied, no financial aid was 

So he got a job pumping gas. 

It was on his first journey into the mechanic's world that 
he learned to work on VWs, and his specialized skills kept 
the bills paid for a time. "It turned into a way I could make 
a buck. It was something I could learn to do and I could do 
it fairly well." 

(See next page.) 



(Continued from page 12.) 

Then came a frustrating position as a social worker with 
the University Year for Action at KSU. John saw the youths 
at the Fairfield School for Boys in Lancaster as victims of 
an inefficient state system. "The way the juvenile system in 
Ohio is constructed, there can be no results with these kids. 

"Fixing VWs has much better results than social work." 
It was back to the grease pits. A stint in Cleveland and 
one in Ann Arbor preceded a move back to Kent. Finally 
John landed at the Akron shop where he now works. 

"It's hard, it's dirty and the hours are long, but when I'm 
done I can see what I've done and it works." 

But John hasn't left the academic world behind; in fact, 
he made a return to it in winter of '74 as a KSU graduate 
student in anthropology. "I wanted to use my head again," 
he said. "I like school. 

"There isn't much career motivation in my continuing 
school. In the past five years there were 1 ,400 Ph. Ds gradu- 
ated in anthropology and only 200 jobs available. 

"But," he added, "my job lets me afford my most expen- 
sive hobby-graduate school." 

For the time being, John will continue to fix VWs, read 
and drink beer. He does admit that his goal still is to "be a 
world famous archaeologist working in a warmer climate, 
like Mexico. 

"And," he said, "I would also like to get up one morning 
and be able to grab my steering wheel and not get grease on 
my hands." 


John E Fischer 
Brad) Luke. Ohi. 


Divorced 26 years old 


Archaeologist :ind Instructor of anthropology ;it 


the university 


1971 graduate of Kent State University. 
Cum Laude ill Anthropology G PA iA 
Current!) working towards MA in Anthropoid" 

at KSU 


National Merit Scholar 1966 

Academic Scholarship Otterbein Collcuc 1966-67 

Phi Eta Sigma Honorary 1967 



VW-Porschc Mechanic 

European Car Service. Akron. Ohio 


Mechanic. Noah's \rco in Kent. Ohio 


Social Worker. Fairfield School tor Boys in Lane 
Mechanic. Wagen-Werke in Ann Arbor. Michigan 

istcr. Ohio 

! 1971 

Mechanic. Vogias Imports in Kent. Ohio. 
Station Attendant. Nerings in Kent. Ohio. 


Photograph), reading, bar stool wanning 


Resident of Cleveland area for 19 years 
Resident of Kent. Ohio lor K vears 
1966 high school graduate 
1971 university graduate 


Available upon request 





Anything for that almighty buck 

WHO WOULD think that mopping floors, driving a 
bus or doing other jobs deemed undesirable by 
those outside the university community would be 
some of the most sought-after jobs on campus? None other 
than the most honorable figure of the American Dream--the 
working student. 

With today's economy, students in need can't always de- 
pend on dear old Mom and Dad for that weekly allowance, 
but instead must venture out to seek their own fortunes. 

Be he doctorate, graduate or undergrad, you will more 
often than not find a KSU student holding down some type 
of temporary job while working toward his degree. Skilled 
or unskilled students have held positions ranging from cafe- 
teria workers to jobs cleaning out mice cages in the biology 

According to the Office of Student Financial Aids, there 
are currently 1 ,200 students employed part-time by the uni- 
versity and 800 students employed under the work-study 
program which guarantees jobs on campus if financial need 

Story by Linda Jones 

(See next page.) 

Kathy Smosarski, right, finds it necessary to put in a 40-hour factory week so 
she can put herself through undergraduate and then graduate school, with her 
own money. Rick Brouman, below, works only 10 to 12 hours a week patrolling 
Beall-McDowell as a night security man. 



One of Kathy's jobs is sweeping floors at the factory, above. She also runs 
machines and loads styrafoam in boxes. While modeling for life drawing classes 
in the art department, below left, Mike Milligan must hold poses for long 
periods of time. The back of Mike's torso, below left, is studied and reproduced 
by art students. 

'School is a good place to make money. 
A lot of people need it-especially me.' 


(Continued from page 16.) 

is shown. There are also a large number of students working 
jobs that are not directly affiliated with the university. 

Very few of the positions pay top dollar. Students have 
accepted pay as low as $1 an hour and many work more 
than one job to fulfill financial needs. 

For Kathy Smosarski, working full time and going to 
school makes it more difficult to make friends, yet at the 
same time allows her economic independence. 

Kathy works a 40-hour week at Smither's Oasis, a Kent 
factory that produces flower arranging materials. "I really 
have no time to get bored at work because we change jobs 
every one and a half hours and there are a lot of nice peo- 
ple," Kathy comments. 

Kathy, a sophomore in accounting, decided in January of 
her freshman year that she would put herself through 
school. "That way, if I mess up in a class or decide to quit, I 
won't have wasted anyone else's money. I also need to save 
money so I can go straight through to get my master's de- 

"Working doesn't bother me. I've grown to accept it; 
however, I have to take extra care in scheduling my study- 
ing and other things. I can do some homework on lunch 
break at the factory." 

Since Kathy works the second shift, from 4 p.m. to 
12:30 a.m., she has a hard time getting involved in campus 
organizations. "Most activities are scheduled in the evenings, 
so I can never go to meetings. I'm labeled sometimes, too. 
People just assume that since I work full-time, I can't do 
this or go there. Besides, being a commuter from Mantua 
makes it even harder to make friends." 

Despite the long hours added to her full day of classes, 
Kathy says she likes her job-'Tt makes me appreciate my 
free time a lot more." 

Rick Brouman, a junior majoring in criminal justice, 
works night security in Twin-Towers, a job which requires 
securing the dorm from intruders. He works 10 to 12 hours 
per week. "School is a good place to make money," accord- 
ing to Rick. "A lot of people need it~especially me." 

Rick says he prefers part-time employment to a 
work-study job because "work-study is still below minimum 
wage. A person putting himself through school by work-stu- 
dy would have a hard time doing it because they're only 
paid $1.90 to start." Rick is currently paid about $2.10 an 

Mike Brouman, Rick's twin brother, also works night se- 
curity in Twin-Towers, but his views on working are not 
'identical' to those of his brother. 

"It's kind of a worthless job. Basically it's a police job 
and the security staff has nothing to do besides call the 

An accounting major, Mike said he feels his job does not 
give him any practical experience. He explained the work 
wasn't difficult, but said he dislikes the hours because they 
take away from his partying time on weekends. 

Michael Wright is a Resident Staff Advisor (RSA) in Lee- 
brick Hall. As an RSA, Michael serves as a counselor to 
dorm floor residents and keeps order, enforces university 
regulations and helps to create a good living atmosphere on 
the floor. 

(See next page.) 

Michael Wright, below right, an R.S.A. in Leebrick Hall, holds meetings often 
just to talk with the students on his floor. Sometimes, he says, they talk 


(Continued from page 19.) 

In charge of three floors, Michael says, "you have to be 
extroverted enough to be able to reach out to the students 
who are not familiar with their new surroundings." 

"I enjoy the job because I enjoy people, which I think 
should be a prerequisite for the position." 

KSU's RSAs do not receive a salary, but their room and 
board is paid for by Residence Halls. 

"My major is criminal justice and I think the RSA job 
relates to it. Since corrections and juvenile delinquency are 
other facets of my major, I feel my understanding of stu- 
dents and people will definitely be an attribute," Michael 

He identified the shortcomings of being an RSA in Lee- 
brick as smaller rooms compared to those in other dorms 
and with rising costs due to inflation, he feels a small sti- 
pend for RSAs would help. Michael finances his education 
by the monthly income he receives from ROTC and the 
Veteran's Administration. 

Paula Bair makes ends meet by working as a sales clerk at 
O'Neil's department store. 

"It's difficult working and going to school, especially at 
exam time," she says. "I go to classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
and I have to leave for work from 5 until 10 p.m. 1 usually 
cram for a test from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. two nights 
prior to a test." 

Paula says her summer job at a bank paid for a third of 
her expenses and a university grant pays another third. Her 
job at O'Neil's takes care of her rent, board, utilities and the 
upkeep of her car. 

A sophomore in secondary education, Paula seems to re- 
late her work at O'Neil's to a PTA meeting. "The biggest 
thing if being able to learn how to handle the people. The 
children most times reflect the parent, so I'm getting to 
know the parents." 

Not many people would look on modeling as work but, 
according to Mike Milligan, who is a model in the art 
department, it is just like any other job. 

"There's a rhythm and a pace to it which is really diffi- 
cult," he says. 

Mike, a senior, models in the life drawing and painting 
classes. He also models fashion for photojournalism classes. 

The pay for nude modeling, which is what Mike does in 
life drawing and painting, is $3.55 per hour. Because his 
parents completely finance his education, Mike refers to the 
money he makes modeling as "play money." 

Contrary to other student's opinions that working and 
attending classes is difficult, Mike would prefer to do both. 
"There was only one year that I didn't work and that year 
my grades went down. When you're working, you know 
that there's not a lot of free time, so you know that you 
have to budget things a little more closely." 

The only thing Mike seems to dislike about his job is the 

(See next page.) 

Gary Yasaki, below, a photographic lab assistant in Taylor Hall, spends most of 
his time in the darkroom. His job includes developing color film, mixing 
chemicals, assisting students with technical problems, and checking out 
equipment. Doug McOung, right, a graduate student in telecommunications, 
stands amidst the electronic equipment he uses to make closed-circuit television 

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'When you're working, you know that there's not a lot of free time, 
so you know that you have to budget things a little more closely.' 


(Continued from page 20.) 

art students' reaction to him "I get exasperated when I do 
exciting, new and original stuft thai the kids aren't respond- 
ing to," he explains. 

The hours vary but do not conflict, and the job is directly 
related to Mike's art major. "It's one of the few jobs that 
I've had that I can work when I want to." 

Doug McClung is a KSU graduate student currently writ- 
ing his thesis in telecommunications. He has a job in televi- 
sion services, which consists of production of closed circuit 
TV lectures. He works 8 to 20 hours per week and, to 
further make ends meet, he is receiving welfare. 

As an undergraduate student, Doug had an evening job 
operating textile machines in a factory and he worked in the 
TV labs during days, but "I was under academic pressure 
and pressure from having to be at a job at the same time." 
he explains. 

On the subject of university jobs, Doug said, "I think that 
the university is putting their money into materials when 
they should be putting it into people." 

Working and going to school keeps Gary Yasaki fairly 
busy, probably because he works two jobs along with com- 
pleting his coursework in Photo-Illustration. 

As a lab assistant in Taylor Hall, Gary checks out photo 
equipment and developing materials to photography stu- 
dents. He also assists students with developing color film. 

"I like photography and working at the lab, so the job 
doesn't really bother me." Gary says. 

Gary works about 1 6 hours per week in the lab and feels 
the job is an advantage because he has access to the photo 
facilities at any time. 

"Working is kind of a necessity for me," he says, which is 
the reason he is holding a second job at Akron City Hospi- 


tal. Gary spends eight hours a week in the hospital's opthal- 
mology department, where he photographs diseased retinas 
of eye surgery patients. 

Receiving some financial assistance from his parents, 
Gary makes most of his money by working. 

He receives no financial aid from Kent. 

How does Cindy Parmenter, night waitress at Jerry's 
Diner in downtown Kent, feel about working and going to 

"It's kind of hard to do it and have any kind of time to 
yourself, but I like doing it." 

Cindy works 24 hours a week serving customers, cooking, 
cleaning, stocking food and washing dishes. "I love my job 
because of the people that come in and the people that I 
work with," explains Cindy, who is a sophomore interested 
in forestry and conservation. 

She admits her job interferes with studying and that she 
has to study at work on slow nights. 

Socially, Cindy doesn't feel left out by working because 
she says her job is very social in itself and many of her 
friends visit her at the diner. 

Cindy gets a cut in tuition because her father is a pro- 
fessor in the philosophy department. She says the reason 
she works is to repay her father, who is helping finance her 

"I can't see people's parents giving them the money and 
saying, 'Here, go to school.' I don't think I want to do 

'I can't see people's parents giving them 
the money and saying, 'Here,go to school.' 
I don't think I want to do that.' 

Cindy Parmenter, opposite above, a waitress-short-order cook at Jerry's diner 
says she enjoys the people she meets at work. Talking to customers at Jerry's, 
opposite below, helps make the late nights go faster, Paula Bair, an education 
major, works at O'Neil's in the men's department to help make ends meet, 
below. She thinks relating to the people in the store will help her when she goes 
to work as a teacher. 









Kent's whole history hi 

IN 1866, Simon Wolcott 
came to Kent as the first 
attorney for the Erie 
Railroad. He and his wife, Mary Helen 
Brewster, bought land at 450 W. Main 
St. and began construction of what is 
now known as the Wolcott House, one 
of Kent's historical landmarks. 

Simon, a very influential man in 
Ohio was a state senator and close 
friend of Marvin Kent, the city's 
namesake. He and Kent were part of 
the clique that put two Ohioans in the 
White House: the assassinated 
Presidents Garfield and McKinley, 
both of whom spent nights in the 
Wolcott house. 

Simon and Mary Helen oversaw the 
construction of the house, which was 
completed in 1868, and tried to give it 
the best, including an imported fire- 

Simon's son, Duncan Brewster 
Wolcott Sr., was born and died in the 
house. He was a lawyer, Portage 
County prosecutor and the chair- 
person of the Chamber of Commerce. 
It is well known that he was influen- 
tial in establishing the Normal School 
that later became Kent State 

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a home on Main Street 

Duncan heard through a law school 
friend who was at that time a state 
legislator that Ohio was planning to 
build colleges in the four corners of 
the state. He walked all over Kent un- 
til he found the perfect spot for a 
college, which was the land at the east 
end of town owned by William S. 
Kent. Duncan then organized a com- 
mittee to convince the state that Kent 
was the ideal spot for the college, 
gathered all the necessary facts about 
Kent that the state committee would 
need to know and, armed with the 
facts fo four railroads in town, an in- 
terurban that connected with 
Cleveland and Cincinnati, and a suffi- 
cient water supply, he contacted the 
state committee and invited them 

This was where the real politicking 
began. The Kent committee laid out 
all the facts and nearly sold the state 
committee on Kent before it had seen 

(See next page.) 

In October, 1974, left, inhabitants and friends of 
the Wolcott House held a two-day lawn sale to 
raise money to keep the house and gardens from 
being replaced by an apartment complex. An old 
sign, below, brings back memories of the times 
when the Wolcott Gardens were open to visitors 
and drew large crowds annually on Mother's Day. 

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any sites. After the committee toured 
the proposed site, Duncan's group in- 
vited them out to a home in Twin 
Lakes for some fresh bass, entertain- 
ing and dining the committee until it 
was too late for the group to even 
look at other suggested sites. They left 
Kent all but convinced of its suitabil- 

Duncan then began what amounted 
to the final move. The owner of the 
land, William S. Kent, was interested 
in selling the parcel to the state. 
Duncan had a friend named Herrick 
write an open letter to Kent thanking 
him for donating the land for a new 
college. After the letter was published, 
Kent did donate the land and the city 
had a Normal School. 

Before all this came to pass, Daisy 
Lodge became a resident of the house. 
On May 9, 1906, Daisy became Mrs. 
Duncan B. Wolcott, Sr. She was very 
big in community affairs, but her 
greatest contribution to Kent was the 
famous Wolcott Lilac Gardens. Soon 
after joining Duncan there, she began 
the rambling garden which contained 
a Ginkhol tree, two cherry trees 
joined together by a branch about ten 
feet above the ground, a wall and rock 
paths that meandered around the 

In 1920, her uncle,Col. Plumof the 

(See next page.) 

A lilac garden with over 100 varieties of 
lilacs-a place of peace and beauty 
that many townsfolk visited. 







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gardens were forgotten. 

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largest lilac garden in America, sent 
Daisy a truckload of lilac clippings, 
which Daisy and her four children 
proceeded to plant and nurture. The 
result was a lilac garden with over 1 00 
varieties of lilacs-a place of peace and 
beauty that many townsfolk visited. 

Duncan Sr. died in 1930 and Daisy 
decided to open the gardens to the 
public during May of that year. The 
most admission that was charged was 
a quarter but Daisy would turn no one 

Daisy and her children kept up the 
gardens and had the yearly tours until 
her death in 1955. The gardens were 
advertised nationally, usually for 
Mother's Day, and as many at 2,500 
out-of-towners toured the gardens 

After Daisy's death, the gardens 
were forgotten, and the Wolcott home 
and lands were sold. The house and 
gardens still inhabit the hill, allowing 
modern day visitors to see and smell a 
truly pleasant part of Kent. 



May 4, 1974 

Kenf State gathers again 
under the eyes of the world 

HEN IT began, it was my 
' third May 4. Colder than 
hell again this year so 
when I suited up before the candle- 
light vigil, I packed on extra layers of 

Although I've attended all memo- 
rial activities since I came here as a 
freshman in the fall of 1971, the 
candlelight vigil has always been espe- 
cially significant to me. May 4 itself is 
somewhat more biting in my eyes 
than in many, because a girl from my 
hometown and high school, Sandy 
Scheuer, died then. 

My roomate, Kathie, and I arrived 
on the Commons just as the vigil 
procession was about to begin. I took 
a candle, as I had always done, 
although I was to view this march 
more as a journalist, a recorder of the 

Story by Nancy Lee 

event, than as a participant. 

Two clangs of the victory bell 
opened the walk. Dead silence hit 
with the first ring; shuffling of feet 
began after the second. The start of 
the procession, and most of it there- 
after, was very intense. 

Somehow, I got caught up in the 
rhythmic silence as we walked at the 
semi-front of the line. I plodded along 
with my eyes planted firmly on the 
ground instead of milling to get the 
"feel" of the crowd. What's even more 
bizarre is I didn't realize any of this 
until I was halfway past front campus, 
but I collected myself and dug deep 
for the necessary clinical attitude. 

The first marchers I noticed were 
Dr.Olds and his son, Dick. "Hi, Dr. 
Olds." Nod, nod. "Is Mrs. Olds here?" 
"No, she's ill tonight and regrets not 
being able to make it." "Oh." And 







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several goodbye nods. 

Bill Schroeder's parents walked with us, as did Peter 
Davies, a New York insurance salesman who took a special 
interest in the shootings and has since written a book 
entitled, The Truth About Kent State. I knew he would 
speak the next day at the "university" May 4 program on 
the Commons, as opposed to the "additional" program 
planned by the Student Union, featuring such hot names in 
history as Jane Fonda, Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Bond. 

I walked along in the middle of the march for a time, 
occasionally dropping back to search for a famous face, but 
eventually I waded my way to the rea. People there were 
laughing and talking, grabbing ass and sometimes drinking. I 
wondered if maybe their mentality prevented them from 
ascending to the plane of the rest, or maybe they just plain 
ol' didn't understand what was happening. 

We arrived in the Taylor parking lot shortly after and the 
vigil began. Dean Kahler, a student paralyzed from the waist 
down by a guardsman's bullet, took one of the first four 
lanterns adn stood vigil for Allison Krause. Peter Davies also 
held a lantern that night. 

In keeping with a previous custom, students milling in the 
vigil area placed candles and flowers in rings around the 
roped-off areas where Jeff, Sandy, Bill and Allison died. The 
iron sculpture in front of Taylor Hall, a bullet ripped victim 
of the shootings, was literally ablaze with candles on each 
tier. Gradually, the novelty of the vigil subsided or many 
became tired because the crowd dropped to a few stray 


from vigil to rally 

parties by early morning. 

I got to the Commons the following 
day well before the rally began to find 
a preliminary crowd seated near the 
half-assembled speakers' podium on a 
day that hauntingly enough was an 
exact meterological replica of May 4, 
1970: bright, warm sun and cloudless 
sky. It added an extra tenseness to the 
day's atmosphere. 

Television crews and one documen- 
tary crew from Germany were setting 
up to film the day. Dr. Olds was there 

Gathering for the vigil, opposite bottom. 

May 4 activities coordinator Michele Klein rings 
the victory bell, below, to begin May 4 rally activ- 
ities, as James Bond bows his head. 

surprisingly early, once again without 
Mrs. Olds and with his son, and 
attending only the university event. 
Allison Krause's parents were seated 
behind the victory bell and lawyers 
representing parents of the other dead 
were there to speak briefly. 

And then the SHOW began. Yes, 
folks, it was "Welcome to the Big 
Top" after Peter Davies talked of May 
4 and the "university" event ended, 
and it was a "really big shew." Daniel 
Ellsberg talked of the Watergate tapes 
and made passing reference to May 4. 
Julian Bond talked in a game-like 
string of words with matching first let- 
ters, a semi-mockery of the crowd it 
seemed but nonetheless dynamic-and 

(See next page.) 


The four who died were innocent victims of a 
chain of events that few Americans can look back 
at with pride. 

There is no denying my sense of vindication now 
that the federal grand jury and the Supreme Court 
of the United States have set the wheels of justice 
in motion. 

The time will come, I say to you today, when 
this university will be looked upon as a symbol of 
the triumph of American justice over the travesty 
that has haunted you for so many unhappy years. 


We are here today to honor death and to cele- 
brate life. To celebrate life by driving the President 
from power and by replacing the Congress which 
lacks the testicular fortitude to impeach him or 
improve our lives. 

More than people died here four years ago. Mur- 
der was done to a massive movement of the young. 

The campus once filled with marching militants 
is now struck by streakers who to demon- 
strate that naked bodies cannot divert attention 
from naked minds. 


And they talked of today's 

(Continued from page 35.) 

made passing reference to May 4. Jane Fonda spewed her 
rhetoric on Vietnam, as she had done at a rally here a year 
ago, and also made passing reference to May 4. Judy Collins 
sang her heart out, as did Holly Near, and people hugged 
and kissed and linked arms and rocked--and I clapped and 
enjoyed it, God damn it, and when it was all over I felt 
ashamed. It was a good time for all who attended, but the 
essence of May 4 was lost. 

If leaving behind the reality of the day-a day when his- 
tory was made on our campus as representatives of the U.S. 
shot four of our own-was the purpose, it was well accom- 
plished. I know I literally forgot why I was there. 

Buttons, literature and signs circulated through the crowd while Jane Fonda, 
below center, talked of Vietnam's destruction. 


politics, forgetting 1970. 


The Watergate tape transcripts are political 
pornography-the pornography of power. It shows 
the fantasy of men never high on grass who were 
stoned out of their minds on secrets and power, 
outlaw power. 

If there had not been a rally on this campus four 
years ago, Cambodia would be bombed today. Peo- 
ple died, but the movement did not die and the 
effects of protest did not die. 

If Richard Nixon is not held accountable for 
conducting an aggressive war in a year like this 
when he is so discredited, no pesident will ever 
think he is bound by any law. 


We are made into mindless, apathetic people. 
That is one of the things the "Nixon doctrine" is 
all about. 

I had been educated into thinking that I 
couldn't change anything. I wasn't even a "grape of 
wrath." I was a "raisin of wrath." 

More than students died here. The shootings 
happened in the context of repression and terror 
that was aimed at crushing the anti-war movement. 

The indictments cannot stop with the ground 

Student Union chairperson Ann Fry, top left, 
emceed the Union's May 4 program which ended in 
hugs from Peter Davies, center left, and songs from 
Judy Collins and Holly Near to wheelchair-bound 
Vietnam vet Ron Kovic and Dean Kahler, top 

Workshops followed the rally, with 
Jane Fonda's husband, Tom Hayden, 
heading one. After attending a few, I 
returned to the Stater office. 

I must have been in the office five 
minutes, seated on the ad manager's 
desk at the front of the room, when 
two guys walked in, one carrying a 
guitar. My face must have said, "Who 
are you?" because one said, "We've 
come to serenade the Stater staff." 

His guitarless friend said, "Actually, 
we're here from Northwestern Univer- 
sity to cover May 4." Then I knew 
what was coming. They wanted the 
"scoop," as does every visiting college 
journalist. They wanted to know 
something about May 4 no one else 

Well, I was disgusted, took the gui- 
tar from the guy and began to strum 
it. My friend, Jan, who was with me 
suddenly popped up with this fat lie: 
"You know Nancy was here then," 


pointing to me. 

The two looked at me, all but 
drooling, and I said, "I don't want to 
talk about it," figuring I'd play along 
with whatever Jan had in mind for 
them. They begged and begged and I 
finally relented, giving them the emo- 
tional drama they wanted to hear: 

"Well, the guard was charging up 
the hill. I went around the side of 
Taylor Hall when suddenly I heard the 
shots. I thought they were firecrackers 
until I saw Mary Vecchio bending over 
the lifeless body of Jeff Miller." 

"Yeah, but..." 

"Yeah, but what?" 

"Well, what we really want to know 
is. ..I mean. ..well, did you see it?" 

"See what?" 

"Did you see anybody die?" 

And that's the way it was. May 4, 
1974. Somehow I prefer to forget. 

And people hugged 
and kissed 
and linked arms 
and rocked 


The sharp edges 
of both sides 

ON ANY night but May 4, 1 would have regarded the 
large bonfire on Water Street by Walter's as a 
mere curiosity-and, in fact, it was initially started 
for warmth. But, knowing the history of four years ago and 
recalling the partial destruction of downtown storefronts, I 
expected the worst. 

People were milling around the fire area, maybe 1 50 in all 
were there, and occasionally a bottle was thrown into the 
fire. People laughed and talked, and someone continually 
peeled out on his motorcycle, but generally the crowd re- 
mained quiet. 

After a while, two men emerged from a bar with hand 
fire extinguishers and began dousing the blaze. A drunk 
approached one of the fire fighters and said, in an obvious 
drawl, "Hey, man, don't put out my fire." 

The fire fighter reeled around, saying, "Why 
you. ..(inaudible)" and cracked the drunk's head so hard 
with the extinguisher that I feared he killed him. 

And that's when it began. Friends of the attacked went 
momentarily crazy and the fire fighter was still swinging 


when intervention by several held the battle to a minimum. 
Punches were thrown sporadically after that and the tension 
increased. One man next to me looked at a frame house 
across the street and suggested it be used for firewood next, 
his friend readily agreed. 

Meanwhile the word sifted through that scores of city 
police decked out in full riot gear flanked us. Punches con- 
tinued to fly, but not one policeman came within about 50 
yards of the action that night. 

After the injured left, the bars closed and on-lookers 
drifted away, bar attendants swept up the debris, with only 
the fire dying that night. 

Story by Nancy Lee 

Bar goers, below, gather by the fire on Water Street. 

An angry father, top right, brings his message to the rally. 








'The poisons were there, 
just like they always were 
in the past years- 
looking to hurt people, 
to start something. 
But nobody swallowed it.' 

—IPC peace marshal 



In Greece, it's Olympus. 



And, lo, the 
bearing bath 

GREEK WEEK is a national 
event usually held in the 
spring which evolved from 
the Greek Olympic games. Modern 
Greek Weeks originated with athletes 
from different countries coming to- 
gether for actual physical games of 
fun and experience. 

When KSU was founded, national 
fraternities and sororities came in with 
colonization teams. Since then, KSU's 
Greek Week has evolved into a Greek 
weekend with all the KSU Greeks 
coming together for fun, charity, 
awards and recognition. 

Greek Week 1974 began Thursday, 
April 25, with Recognition Day for 
faculty and administrators who were 
former Greeks. 

Friday afternoon began with a 
horn-honking parade of Greeks which 
ended at the rugby field where the 
Greek games were held. The men's 
games included a tug of war, keg rol- 

Story by Teresa Hamilton 


In Kent, it's Greek Week. 

hordes came, 
tubs and beer 

ling and a spaghetti eating contest-no 
hands, of course. 

The men proved their strength by 
picking up a Volkswagen and seeing 
which group could move it the farth- 
est. The women attempted to pour 
water into coke bottles balanced on 
the frat's foreheads. 

Women's games included an egg 
toss, blowing a ping pong ball across 
the grass, passing a rope through the 
clothes along a line of girls and trying 
to find a quarter in jello topped with 
whipped cream-no hands again. 

A solidarity dance was held Friday 
night, where frats were dressed up by 
sorority women and the "Greek God- 
dess" was selected from among the 

A bathtub pull for the American 
Cancer Society was held Saturday. 
Greeks pulled the bathtub on wheels 

(See next page.) 

Money is deposited in the Greek Week cancel drive 
bathtub, left, which Greeks pulled from campus to 
Chapel Hill Mall, below. 


For men, it was a Volkswagen lift. 

For women, it was an egg toss. 

(Continued from page 43.) 

from KSU to Chapel Hill Mall and 
back, collecting donations along the 
way. An all-Greek picnic and happy 
hour followed. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi 
were named Greek Week champions 
Sunday night at the awards banquet. 
Greek men and women were also in- 
ducted into honorary fraternities, 
Omicron Sigma Rho and Order of 
Omega, at the banquet. 

Mr. Milkshake, opposite top, guards the kegs as 
Alpha Phi sisters, opposite center, dance on the 
practice field. Another sorority sister, opposite 
bottom, blows a ping pong ball across the grass. 

Fearing egg in the face, a sister, top left, reaches 
for the medium A tossed to her. Alpha Tau Omega 
brothers, top right, spill across the wheelbarrow 
race finish line. Sisters on the Commons, right, 
slurp up cream pies in record-breaking time. 




What are all these Campus Day goers 
trying to do in their own weird little ways? 

Return to Hollywood! 

THE FIRST KSU Campus Day, originally called 
Extension Day, was held May 16, 1914, and fea- 
tured a Maypole dance, group singing on front 
campus and an address on "Theoretical and Practical Educa- 

Campus Day has since become a 
week-long parade of activities, but the 
original ideas of fun, festivity and 
bringing students together have been 
retained through the years. 

"Return to Hollywood," the theme 
of Campus Day 1974, started off with 
an air show by the Air Force ROTC 
on Sunday, May 12, at Andrew Patton 

A film festival featuring the Marx 
Brothers, Laurel and Hardy and W.C. 
Fields was held Tuesday night. 
Wednesday featured the traditional 
Oldies But Goodies Night at the Rath- 

A tug of war on the Commons 
started Thursday's activities, with a lo- 
cal band concert in the Rathskeller 
following the contest. 

All night movies, sponsored by the Alumni Association 
and featuring stars from Rudolf Valentino in "Blood and 
Sand" to the Pink Panther in "Pink Panther Festival," were 
shown Friday night. 

A parade led by the 1974 K-Girl topped Saturday's long 

list of festivities. Sororities started the tradition of the 
K-Girl, a girl chosen each year to paint the "K" in Kent 
written on front campus. Unfortunately the parade couldn't 
be stopped long enough in 1974 for the painting to be done. 
Saturday afternoon activities featured a carnival on the 
Rugby field sponsored by All Campus 
Programming Board and the alumnae. 
All student organizations were invited 
to set up booths for food, fun, sales 
adn prizes, with proceeds going to the 
organizations and ACPB. 

Entertainment included a songfest 
and India dancers at the field, as well 
as a gymnastics demonstration in Me- 
morial Gym. 

Students finished the day at the 
Rathskeller for Drink-n-Drown and an 
arm wrestling contest. 

Comments on the worth of the 
week varied: 

"It was okay, but I thought it was 
more together in the past-more 
alumni-ish, you know?" 

"The games were a damn ripoff." 
"I think it was a great time." 
"1 don't know. At least it gave me something to do be- 
cause this place is such a bore on weekends." 

"Just another way for the university to dip its hands in 
our pockets. God, I hate this place sometimes." 
"Fantastic. Just incredible." 

Story by Teresa Hamilton 


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Physical strain was the name of the game. Even Dr. Olds, top right, looks as 
though he's saying, "This one's for you, baby." A Commons tug-of-war, top 
left, a Rathskeller arm wrestling contest, above, a hard-swin^g sister in a 
softball game, opposite top, and a self defense exhibition also h.ghhghted Cam- 
pus Day activities. 


'I think it was a was a great time.' 

'Just another way for the 
university to dip its hands 
into our pockets.' 


Full circle 

Drinking to dope to drinking 

MY MIND is goin' through them changes..." sings 
Buddy Miles, and we all know what he's about. It 
seems the world is changing with every blinking 
of an eye and our minds are hard put to keep up. But are 
those changes always in a straight line or do they sometimes 
curve around and come back, making a full circle? 

Here's the premise. At Kent State's Chestnut Burr office, 
the lady editor says check to see if the 
bar scene has come full circle. Kent 
used to be a big town for drinking but 
then it seemed as though everyone 
suddenly turned to drugs. The lady 
detects the shift back to drinking 
again. Go downtown and see if it's 
true, she says. 

First let's get some nostalgia. 
We're in Kent in the party era of 
the early '60s. Susie Sweetbuns got 
her daddy's big Buick for Friday 
night, so she and the girlfriend put on 
their hip huggers and angel blouses 
and join the swarms of "young 
adults" who shuttle back and forth on 
Water Street in downtown Kent. 

They show their fake IDs at the 
door to the Kove and get in to listen 
to the Velours and drink a lot of beer. 
They sit in a booth with Frank and 
Joe, who they met at the cigarette ma- 
chine, and somehow the pitchers of beer keep disappearing. 
They dance, they talk, they drink, they kiss. Frank's hands 
keep creeping up under Susie's angel blouse and down over 
her hip huggers. 

After enough beer and enough cheap feels, the panting 
proposition, "Hey. Let's go to your car." And in the back 
seat of the Buick two new members of a future PTA are 
spawned. Kent, the Sin City, has done it again. 

A brief spin of the old time dial and we're in Kent a few 
years later. Down on Water Street, the hippies and freaks 
are bumping into each other because they've been doing too 
many reds or sopors. The hair is longer now and the blue 
jeans carry patches, but the bars just aren't doing the same 
business. The heads get high and then come into the bar to 
trip out and listen to the band while nursing a beer. 

Down in the dark, behind the bars by the railroad tracks, 
Bonnie and Tony share a joint. "Wow, man," says Tony. 
"This is some good shit. Here, lemme pass the smoke to 
ya." And their mouths meet to exchange the smoke, but it 

turns into a kiss. They groove on the sensation of touching 
each other between tokes. Finally, they go to Tony's place 
to "really get high," but they have to get up early the next 
morning, May 4, to join the protest against Richard Nixon's 
policy toward Cambodia. 

What's the scene in Kent today? Well, go down to Water 
Street and see. The old crowd is still milling about in front 
of the bars, but it's not as packed as 
before. It's not sloppy drunk and 
noisy as in the party era, and not as 
paranoid and suspicious as the drug 
era. There're still people drinking beer 
here, though, and sometimes you see a 
joint on the street. 

The scene inside the bars depends 
on the establishment. The old standby 
Ron-De-Vou is strictly a drinker's 
world, mostly mixed drinks, and it 
still gets packed in the wee hours. JB's 
next door is closed more often than 
not, perhaps a fitting testimonial to 
the James Gang, who started there. 
The Phoenix is a new bar which ap- 
pears to serve mostly very young punk 
types and is rarely even full with 
them. The bartender has little to do 
but sweep up the roaches in the game 

The big business on "The Strip" is 
done by Walter's, the Kove and the Water Street Saloon. 

Walter's is called Orville's by everyone who has been 
around for a while and most nights there's not enough room 
to peel the label off your beer. The bottles pile up and the 
conversations are heavy.. .in quantity, if not quality. 

The Water Street Saloon is the home of country rock. 
Good Company picks out the numbers there to the thunder 
of clapping hands and heavy feet. Farmer's daughters can be 
seen with apple cheeks flushed from the exertions of 
chug-a-lug or the latest barn stomp. The Saloon's fans are 
fiercely loyal and will chuck a road apple at you if you run 
their place down. 

In the cavernous Kove, the remnants of the drug culture 
worship at the altar of the bandstand of 15-60-75. The bandj 
plays the same dozen blues-rock tunes they've been playing 
for the last three years, but they play them loud and j 
well-and the crowd loves it. They boogie, they smoke, a 
few snort, the air is heavy and sweet with the burning hemp, 
people are shakin' their things all over the place and the ; 

Story by A.M. Murray 

(See next page.) 


Are the changes always in 
a straight line or do they curve 
around, making a full circle? 

(Continued from page 51.) 

drinks flow moderately. 

The truth of the matter is, the further away from Water 
Street you go, the straighter the crowd and the heavier the 
alcohol flow. The Deck and the Towne House on Main 
Street serve as mid-way points where you get some alcohol 
freaks and some heads. This is where the true "college 
crowd" begins to be evidenced. 

The clothes are cleaner, the language more educated even 
if more artificially obscene. The people who frequent here 
avoid downtown except for cheap thrills. 

Closer to campus are the Krazy Horse and Friar Tuck. 
These are student bistros where the beer flows just as it used 
to downtown, the same old games are played, ploys used. 
The people here take drugs sometimes, but drinking's safer. 
It seems more moral somehow-or at least more legal. 

I wandered the cold and dark streets of Kent in search of 
truth, talked to many people and bartenders. I wondered, 
can one make a value judgement over what is or was or will 
be better? Was the party era happier than the drug era? Is 
our present "mixed bag" any better than either? Can you 
condemn the street freaks and condone the drinkers? 

My mind raced with the myriad possible answers. Should 
I go cover the Dome and talk to the dancers? Or the Loft 
for a beer and pizza? Maybe Pirate's Alley or the Blind Owl? 
The on-campus Rathskeller? 

Was there really any purpose at all in talking about the 
Kent bars and their different scenes? As I groped for the 
truth, I spotted a shadowy figure in a dark alley. He seemed 
to radiate a force that drew me nearer. I searched his face. 
Was it? Could it be? Yes, it was! Turk! The old legend Turk 
who rode a Harley hog that was dirtier than a sow's under- 
belly. Turk, who rode with the Hell's Angels until he was 
kicked out for being too polite, who was known far and 
wide for his skill at pulling a wheelie from his bike parked 
on its kickstand. 

I presented my dilemma to him and waited in the hopes 
of enlightenment. "Whazzat again, man?" he replied. 

"The bars," I said. "What's the scene? Is it booze or 
drugs, are we coming full circle? What does it all mean?" 

"Oh." And the Turk thought. "Listen," he said, and I 
craned closer to hear THE TRUTH as presented by this man 
of the world. "The important thing is that you get fucked 
up...ya know what I mean, man?" 

Even while I pondered the subtle meaning of his reply he 
interrupted my thoughts. "Hey, let's go down to the Toilet 
Bowl an' get loaded." 

"The Toilet Bowl?" I asked. "What bar's that? I don't 
think I know it." 

"It ain't no bar, man. It's under the bridge next to the 
river. They throw so much shit in there, it's just like your 
toilet, man." 

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Intramural sports 

They may not be professional playoffs, 
but they're a night away from the books 

IT's NOT the Super Bowl, the NBA Playoffs or the 
Stanley Cup Playoffs, but to the 1,855 annual 
participants in intramural sports at KSU, that 
football, basketball or hockey game is just as important. 

"Hit that guy!" shouts a sideline rooter at Allerton 
Fields. "'Scramble, Ron; pitch out!" yells another. 

Braving the chilly late afternoon temperatures, the grid- 
ders open another season of intramural football. Only one 
will remain after seven weeks of competition, one team that 
can say it was the best. 

But it's far from your customary rah, rah football game. 
Each team has its one play-when in trouble, throw long and 
just hope one of your teammates happens to make a lucky 

And the cheering? Well, you may be one of the popular 
teams and have a standing room only "crowd" of 20. The 
real cheering comes from the team. 

Leagues with as many as 165 teams competing in various 
intramural sports highlight seasonal activities. Besides foot- 
ball, the program includes basketball, softball, track, swim- 
ming, bowling and volleyball. Other high interest IM sports 
are table tennis, golf, handball, tennis, wrestling and ice 

"It's really great to get away from the books for awhile 
and go out and crack a few heads," said an IM football 

Although the intramural fall activity is only touch foot- 
story by Frank Beeson 

ball, the "touching" sometimes "gets pretty rough," as one 
participant noted. 

It never failed, Thursday afternoon, following an evening 
of touch football, the All-University football champs, Krazy 
Horse, would be in full celebration at their sponsor's busi- 

The IM Top Ten had rated the Krazy Horse team a strong 
contender all along and its team members didn't plan to 
have anything obstruct their chances to win the coveted 

Krazy Horse did allow Beall Place to win one game-the 
IM Champs didn't show up. 

Following a long-awaited Christmas break, students 
flocked back to the university, many wondering what their 
winter quarter classes would be like, others wondering what 
team would dominate the IM basketball season. 

An exaggeration? Not totally. As one senior stated, "All 
I'm going to do is study a little and play basketball every 
chance I get." 

On any given Sunday morning, well before many students 
even think of getting out of bed, this senior was in Wills 
Gym practicing for the upcoming game. 

Not every IM participant is as enthused about the season 
as this student, but he clearly wasn't alone in the gym. 

With the falling of that first winter snow came the bounc- 
ing of the basketballs and the shiiiish of hockey skates at 
the Ice Arena. 

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(Continued from page 54.) 

Leagues are set up for male and female undergrads, 
co-rec, grads and faculty/staff. The winter months have an 
added touch in store for students involved in intra- 
murals-women's ice hockey. 

Getting out on the ice with a stick in your hand serves as 
an emotional outlet for many. "Sure it gets a little rough, 
but it wouldn't be any fun if somebody wasn't out to make 
things even," said one student as she laced up her skates. 

One of the more interesting "spectator" sports in the 
intramural program is the faculty/staff basketball competi- 

Names like Coming Attraction, White Lightning, 
Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Seven Stooges, Nameless Five, Cos- 
mic Debris, and Hose Nose and Smooth Shoes make the 
basketball season lineups unique. 

Rounding out the intramural season, softball comes into 
play. Spring works a certain magic on students and, as a 
result, extra-large numbers turn out for the softball season. 

As in the major portion of the IM activities, the men's 
division is divided into three categories: dormitory, indepen- 
dent and fraternity leagues. 

Following a season of inter-league play, the teams which 
finish with a 500 per cent win-loss average advance to the 
league playoffs. Once each league has produced a league 
champion, that team then proceeds to the All-University 
playoffs, whicli involve the three represented leagues. 

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(Continued from page 57.) 

For Softball, the All-University playoffs represent the 
World Series at KSU. Studded in their clean white kangaroo 
baseball shoes and brightly colored knit shirts, the favored 
team takes the field, only to be disillusioned by their oppo- 
nents' appearance in jeans, tennis shoes and T-shirts. 

But softball produces frustrations that would never make 

news. ..A female student not knowing how to put on a glove; 
a male student, being forced to bat opposite handed in the 
co-rec league, strikes out, or a final score of 34-33. 

But through its oddities, laughs, seriousness and celebra- 
tion, intramurals serve KSU with recreational activities and 
a chance for students to get away from the books one relax- 
in" night out of seven. 

'It's really great to get out and crack a few heads.' 

'All I'm going to do is study a little and play 
basketball every chance I get.' 



A helping hand 

Volunteering provides a lift 
and a classroom away from KSU 


Each quarter, about 600 KSU stu- 
dents volunteer through the Volunteer 
Services Program. The program is de- 
signed to provide an experiential lear- 
ning opportunity while it helps with 
needed changes in the community. 
Programs involved are the Animal Pro- 
tection agency, Cleveland's Boys' 
School, Big Brother, community 
Action Council, Consumer Rights 
Education Union, Kent Day Care 
Center, Kent Tutorial Program,and 
Kent Retirement Center. Here are two 
students involved in the Volunteer 
Program through Big Sister and the 
Hattie Larlham Foundation. 

Karen Friend, below, volunteers as a big sister to a 
young girl. Pam Gruver, right, is a volunteer at the 
Hattie Lailham Foundation, a home for special 

J.R. Baughman 

Being a big sis to a little girl 

AS A sophomore nursing major, Karen Friend says 
she enjoys helping others, a trait which is her ma- 
jor function as a volunteer in the big sis/little sis 
program sponsored by Kent Social Services and KSU. 

Once a week for several hours. Friend visits a 
nine-year-old Kent girl selected by the program to be her 
little sis. She aids with the child's studies and performs lei- 
sure activities with her, such as ice skating, that the girl 
might otherwise be unable to do. 

Friend said she thinks a volunteer must have patience 
with others, a need for helping people and the ability to 
derive enjoyment from the work and the interaction with 
people it affords. 

Talking peryonally. Friend said the program helped her 
to be more open and happy~"I feel like a better person." 

As a volunteer. Friend receives two hours of credit per 
cpiarter and is required to write several papers concerning 
the progress of the child and herself. 

"Volunteering in this program is more than just hours 
toward graduation," she said. "It is related to helping hos- 
pitalized persons, which is where I will be working after 

Story by Cindy Raffath 


graduation. I think I've learned the guidelines for helping 
others in my profession through this program." 

Friend said she is attempting to strengthen her little sis' 
emotional feelings toward her. "After a while together," 
Friend said, "a little sis usually becomes more open. 

"I like my little sis to show her feelings," she added. "I 
get more out of teaching when a child shows affection." 

Friend said she would have been disappointed if her little 
sis had rejected her as a person and as a big sis. "If we have a 
problem I try hard to overcome these bad times by isolating 
the block, she added. 

She said she likes the program because it gives a special 
time to the children and allows them to become involved in 
special activities. 

"Free time and the desire to give it are necessary to be a 
good volunteer," Friend pointed out. "I can't wait to see 
my little sis each week." 

'I feel like a better person.' —Friend 

Learning patience in the world of 'special' children 

I LEARNED I had more patience than my friends 
and other persons claimed," said Pam Gruver, a 
student volunteer at the Hattie Larlham Founda- 
tion for severely handicapped children. 

By working at the hospital in Mantua, she said she 
learned more about herself personally in terms of what she 
is able to handle emotionally. 

Gruver said each child is provided with individual atten- 
tion and care through physical therapy, which includes de- 
velopmental, tactile and visual stimulation. 

She said although the children receive top medical treat- 
ment, there is a limited amount of time a staff member can 
spend with each child. 

Gruver, who began volunteering about a year ago, said 
she was quite shocked initially at the children's severe ab- 
normalities. She overcame this feeling with her next visit. 

Gruver considers her work at the hospital a rewarding 
experience for both herself and the child. Gruver's reward 
was not helping a child overcome a handicap, but merely 
providing extra attention and sometimes, on rare occasions, 
seeing the child respond. The experience, she added, is not 
always rewarding. 

She saw the attachment between the child and herself as 
obviously existing more within the volunteer. "I look for- 
ward to seeing the children when I go to Hattie Larlham 
twice a week for visits because I miss them." 

Before beginning her volunteer work, Gruver said she 
took several courses in mental retardation and psychology, 
but she is presently doing personal research. 

As a coordinator for the volunteer program at the Foun- 
dation, Gruver sets up meetings and arranges hospital visits 
for prospective student volunteers. 

She said she would never shame a person if he or she 
could not handle the volunteer work emotionally. However, 
persons visiting once or twice, then dropping out of the 

Story by Cindy Raffath 

program, are resented by Gruver and paid staff members 
because it is thought they only come to see a "freak show." 
Those volunteers who stay cannot expect too much from 
a child or become discouraged if a child does not respond, 
Gruver stated. 


It was out of no pity for these children that Gruver began 
volunteering. In fact, she added, "If I wasn't a senior and a 
psychology major now and had begun working at Hattie 
Larlham earlier, I would have gone into special education. I 
really like the work." 

She discovered more about herself 
in terms of what she could handle 



the obstacles of 

physical disability 



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'Everyone's handicapped. Mine's just more obvious than most.' 

HEY, HEY, excuse me, but 
could you give us a hand?" 
At the end of the corridor, 
around the bend where Kent Hall 
joins the Administration building, a 
girl and guy in wheelchairs were 
barely visible in the dim half-light. 

"Hey, thanks a lot, would you hand 
me the phone, please?" 

"OK, you can hang it up now. You 
see, we've been here an hour and can't 
reach the phone to call the van to pick 
us up," she explained. 

"Oh, but it's OK, we've been talk- 
ing and fooling around," she quickly 

Story by Marilynn Marchione 

Donna Latona was in psychology 
class with me. She sat by the window 
and talked to one of the campus bus 
drivers a lot. She was almost always 
smiling, and one sensed a great deal of 
"other-directed" energy in her. 

"Being handicapped doesn't really 
bother me," she says. "The only time 
I feel hassled by it is when it bothers 
other people." 

The 20-year-old junior had polio 
when she was 18 months old and 
hasn't been able to walk since. Her 
parents and one older brother at her 
home in Painesville were good to her, 
she recalls, but she felt sheltered. 

Donna says she seldom thinks 
about what it would be like to walk. 


"I don't miss it because I never knew 
it. This is normal for me," she ex- 

"There are days when the sun is 
shining and people are running around 
when I think, "Hey, it would be really 
nice to be running around,' but these 
time don't come too often," she said. 

A lot of a person's handicap can be 
in the mind, Donna philosophized. 
Each person has a different view of 
their disability. "I guess I've just never i 
known it any other way," she con- 

The social work major said she 
wants to do rehabilitation counseling! 
with teenagers and adolescents some 
day. She said she hasn't found any 

real occupational barriers and very 
few social ones here at Kent. 

But Donna said there are some bar- 
riers that stem from people who feel 
uncomfortable around handicapped 

"Architectural barriers are 
physical-you can tear down things 
and put in ramps, but you can't do 
that with attitudes," she said, with a 
hint of frustration in her voice. 

"We have to understand our own 
limitations," she explained. "Some of 
us can do more than others, there are 
so many degrees of handicap. We have 
changed a lot of people's attitudes by 
what we do." 

"People here have been really 

great," she said. She said she has 
grown a lot and has made "real 
friends," both other handicapped stu- 
dents and able-bodied, or "AB" peo- 
ple, she said. 

Most of the uncomfortable situa- 
tions she has come across have hap- 
pened in a social context outside the 
university, Donna said. She told of 
how she'd go to a restaurant with her 
parents and the waitresses sometimes 
would not know how to react to her. 

"They'll ask my parents, 'What 
would she like today?' instead of ask- 
ing me. They talk to you as if you're 
younger than you are. 

"When you're lower down, people 
tend to talk down at you. They don't 
talk to you directly," she said. 

Donna lives in Silver Oaks apart- 
ments. One of her roommates, Janet 
Postle, was born with a spinal defect 
and is also in a wheelchair. The other 
roommate is able-bodied. 

"I'm fully independent as far as get- 
ting around the house goes," Donna 
said. She explained that she can trans- 
fer herself to a special chair to fit in 

For someone in a wheelchair, everyday activities 
like pushing elevator buttons, using a toilet with a 
too-narrow door,opposite going up and down the 
many stairs on campus, present obstacles to getting 
places on time and are irritating and sometimes 

the bathroom and to a seat in the 
bathtub or shower as well. 

"Winter is a bitch because of snow 
and ice. It makes it hard to get 
around, but the van guys have been 
great," she added. 

Janet,23, is a senior majoring in in- 
dividual and family development in 
the home economics department. She 
wants to go into day care, preferably 
infant care. 

"I love Kent," she said. "I wasn't a 
kid when I came here but I sure have 
grown. It's not quite a real world, but 
it's more than what Donna and I had 
when we grew up. You felt like you 
were in a cocoon," she recalled. 

Another student, Barb Ruggles, 22, 
became disabled four years ago. Barb 
was in the back seat of a car driven by 
a friend she went to visit when they 
got in an accident which left her par- 
alyzed from the waist down. 

At that time, "I was too worried 
about stay mg alive and recovering; I 
didn't have time to think about being 
handicapped," Barb remembers. 

(See next page.) 


'I don't miss walking 
because I never knew it. 
This is normal for me.' 

(Continued from page 67.) 

"I don't consider myself as a 'handicap'; if people could 
only look at me as me" she said determinedly. 

When asked whether she ever thought about how she 
used to be, Barb said, "I think about whether things would 
have been different. Once in awhile I feel depressed, irri- 
table," she admitted. "I feel bitter sometimes but only to- 
ward the people involved. 

"I miss sports, bicycling, hiking. Watching people do it 
gets kind of frustrating," she says. 

A student with perhaps a more casual approach to his 
handicap is Jim Butler. The 33-year-old junior majoring in 
geography has been chaired for 13 years following a swim- 

ming accident when he was in the Navy. 

Jim is often seen downtown making the bar scene, espe- 
cially at the Water Street Saloon. He speaks of his handicap 
as though it were any other characteristic of him, such as 
the color of his eyes. 

"Physically it changed things, mentally not a whole lot," 
Jim recalls. "You notice things more, stop looking at super- 
ficial things. 

"When I'm by myself or when I don't have anything to 
do at night is when I sometimes feel down. 

Jim sums up the view of most handicapped students, it 
seems: "I figure everybody's handicapped; mine's just more 
obvious than most." 

Psychological acceptance is sometimes a problem for some handicapped people. 
Once this is overcome, there is plenty of room for a sense of humor, top, 
relaxing in the sun, left, and good friends, above. 


Seeing in ( a different light' 

"Who's there?" 
"It's us, Herman, the writer and photographer 
from the Burr." 

"Come on in," a reluctant voice told us. "Here, hang up 
your coats," he offered. "If you have pictures to take, 
you'd better get them over with quick," he warned. "I've 
been showed off a million times already." 

He sat on the bed in the closet-sized Tri-Towers dorm 
room and began to rock back and forth, something he did 
almost incessantly unless a question touched a nerve or 
made him stop momentarily to think. 

Herman Rubin, a 
2 1 -year-old speech and 
radio major, has been to- 
tally blind since his pre- 
mature birth. 

We asked him if he 
ever wished he could see. 

"It doesn't bother me 
at all-if someone had a 
chance to give it to me I 
wouldn't take it 'cause 
I'm so used to what I 
have-I don't need it," he 
told us. 

We prodded more. 
Herman, how's your so- 
cial life? 

"I'm one of the 
straightest people I 
know. I don't 
party-ever," he told us. 
Besides, there are too 
many alcoholics here." 

You're really a serious 
person, aren't you? 

"I see things in a different light than most people," he 

Do you have a lot of friends? 

"It's not the making of friends, but the kind of friends 
you make. I've not been blessed with the greatest of friends. 
They're not ones I'd want to keep forever. 

"Most of my friends are girls but then a lot of them tend 
to take advantage of me. Love you and leave you." 

"I don't necessarily feel part of the mainstream of life, I 
consider myself an introverted extrovert." 

What was it like for you growing up, Herman? 

"We have a lot of smarts in our family, at times we all are 
very violent; in younger days I used to let it get out of 
hand-yelling, screaming." 

Do you have a lot of smarts? 

"Supposedly. My grades are not the greatest in the world, 
but grades don't make the man. 

"In class people getting tests back ask the dumbest 
things. People are motivated by grades, if people weren't so 
worried about grades they'd do a lot better at their work," 
he contended. 

Do you feel above all that? 

"Sometimes I do feel superior. Superficial people are off 

'If someone had a chance to give me sight, 

I wouldn't take it 'cause I'm so used to 

what I have-I don't need it.' 

in another world. 

"Society, the way we figure out who is 'normal' is by 
statistical data molded by society. If there's any deviation 
from this they say you're a nut." 

Herman, you sound really hardened. You must have had 
a lot of troubles. 

It's tough in the job market, he said. "People will just lie 
through their teeth to tell you you're not good enough for 
the job. I have to be twice as good as anybody else to get 
that job," he said, with unmistakable bitterness. 

The worst frustration he knew was when he was "shafted 
from the radio station (WKSU) for about two years," he 

said. "They kept me off 
until I established myself 
here. I didn't even get a 
chance to get in the door 
until last summer and 
then when I got my 
chance I didn't do well 
enough to please the 
bureaucrats, so they took 
it away from me. 

"I wasn't able to work 

fast enough—the first 

time. I felt my radio 

career was taken away 

_ before I started." 

3: What happened? 

w You're training now, 

b aren't you? 

"My parents got the 
word and straightened it 
out. I found out I'm not 
allowed to have a radio li- 
cense because I can't read 
a VU(volume unit) me- 
What do you want to do with your life? 
"Try to find someone I could be happy with, do things I 
like to do, maybe even make a few other people happy," he 

Do you find a lot of attitude barriers to the way you are? 
"I get a lot of assistance-some times people overdo it. 
There are some things I can do for myself that they won't 
let me do," he added. 

"If I wasn't lost people would want to lead me around. If 
I was lost, nobody would be there to help me," he com- 

Herman, what makes you happy, when do you really feel 

"Playing the keyboards. I am capable of playing anything 
I want to play. Friends turn me on. I don't go for any 
artificial turn on like drugs, I go in for what really is real." 
Do you feel different? 
"I don't feel it, I know it." 

Herman, do you keep alot inside, a loi of deep feelings? 
"Oh, yes, quite a lot." 
Herman, are you happy? 

Story by Marilynn Marchione 



Burr focus on: 


COMPARING THE costs for on-campus and 
off-campus housing is like comparing apples and 
oranges. It can't be done, it's impossible," said 
Joel Rudy, dean for Student Residence Life. 

"You can make a comparison of dollars per square foot 
of a room but not the diversified services that come with 

The major difference in the cost value of on-campus and 
off-campus housing lies in the kind of services required by 
the individual student. According to Rudy, while dorm 
rooms range in price from S238 for a triple to S335 per 
quarter for singles, the services may make the dorm an ad- 
vantageous place to live. 

He explained that the services included in the room 
charge are furniture, utilities, phone installation charges, 
cleaning and maintenance, and public lounge areas for so- 

However, James Buchanan, volunteer for Commuter and 
Off -Campus Student Organization (COSO) said the partic- 
ular wants and needs of an individual dictates the financial 
advantages of living on or off campus. 

A student can get an off-campus apartment with a kitch- 
en and bath for less than S80 per month and may be per- 
fectly happy without maid service or the convenience of 
prepared meals, he said. 

"It depends on what a student values more," Buchanan 
explained, agreeing with Rudy on the difficulty in compar- 

Story by Kathy Siemon 

ing on- and off-campus housing situations. If a student 
would rather have a pool than maid service or the solitude 
of a private room rather than a lounge area, then it would 
be advantageous to find a place off campus, he said. 

There are a variety of off-campus housing possibilities 
that can fit the needs of particular students, Buchanan said, 
with literally thousands of spaces to choose from with just 
as many services relfecting the costs. 

According to the COSO housing list, rent rates range 
from S10 a week for a single room in a house to $185 a 
month for a one-bedroom apartment. Costs for two-and 
three-bedroom apartments range from $190 to $280. 

Prices range anywhere between these extremes, Buchanan 
said, and services accompanying the rent rates are just as 
diversified-some come with essentials such as a bath and 
kitchen, others do not. 

It is also important to remember leases when comparing 
housing alternatives, Rudy said, explaining the advantage of 
an academic year lease with the popular 12-month lease 
used in many apartment complexes. He said there is a great- 
er difficulty in breaking a non-university lease and it may 
cost the tenants their security deposit. 

Food preparation and costs are also determinants in hous- 
ing rates. On the one hand, the dorms have the convenience 
of already prepared food for a minimum cost of food cou- 
pons at $160 per quarter. Apartment living offers the objec- 
tive of how much one wants to spend and the preparation 
of food to fit the desires of the individual student. 



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FOR SOME, the mere mention of coed living dormi- 
tory-style means orgies, communal showers and 

But residents of the coed floors of Beall Hall will tell you 
otherwise. In fact, they'll tell you living in suites which 
adjoin other suites inhabited by members of the opposite 
sex has increased platonic ties with their counterparts. 

As I wandered down a hall of the second floor of Beall 
looking for signs of life, I noticed a handwritten note on 
one of the doors. Amidst guilt feelings of invading some- 
one's privacy, I read the following: 

"...I just want to thank all you guys for helping me out. 
The people on this floor are just great! I'm OK now..." 

Three male suitemates across the hall clued me in on the 
situation. The note's author, Marcia Gould, had fallen and 
hit her head against the wall of the corridor. Her neighbors 

Story by Joyce Levine 

had helped her over to the Health Center, where all was 
eventually well and good. 

"It's the general atmosphere around here. You just want 
to do things for other people without thinking about it," 
explained Herb Henderson, a junior majoring in business 

"I think the coed living is great," added his roommate 
Gary Possert, a pre-forestry major. "There's a lot of recip- 
rocal kindness all around. 1 wouldn't have it any other 

Henderson feels living with women nearby has facilitated 
closer relationships with them. 

"It's fun having girls as buddies. When you live in an 
all-guy dorm, everyone seems to go their separate ways; 
there's not as much opportunity for people to get close," he 

"Wild parties? Would you believe this is quieter than 

most dorm floors?" 

Four women down the hall expressed almost identical 

Sue Riley, a sophomore majoring in social work, laughed, 
"We all used to get ready when we knew a guy was coming 
over--now I'll answer a knock in just about anything." 

"My friends are all envious," said Melinda Fine, a sopho- 
more home economics major. 

"But one of the disadvantages happens when two people 
in the dorm start dating each other. They start to watch 
each other more carefully. And when they break up, there's 
just not much getting away from the situation," Sue added. 

"It's great having an unbiased male point of view around. 
I feel a lot safer with all these guys around, too," Fine said. 

A bit of a far cry from exploitive, impersonal orgies... 



PARENTS HAVE made ad- 
monitions against it, ser- 
mons have been preached 
about it. surveys have been taken to 
determine its extent and virtually 
-everyone is talking about it. 

Regardless of all this (or perhaps 
because of it), the incidence of un- 
married couples living together seems 
to be on the rise. 

It has been said that such behavior 
abounds on college campuses. If so, 
some profound social implications 
could result. 

Angie and Denny have been living 
together for a year and a half. Denny 
signed the lease in Riverview Apart- 
ments, but they both live there. 

Describing how she feels about the 
situation, Angie said. "It's nice. If you 
live with someone you don't have to 
have a piece of paper." 

Denny agreed. "It's just a good re- 
lationship right now. It lets you 
breathe easy," he said. 

"I got out of the service in January 
of '73 and came here in the spring. I 
came here with the idea that before 
the year was out, I'd find someone I'd 
want to live with," he explained. "I 
roomed with a guy named Mark at the 

Angie and Mark were friends, she 
said. "It was a Saturday night, I was 
doing my laundry and Mark brought 
Denny over and we got stoned," she 

After a period of seeing each other, 
they agreed to work out a living situ- 
ation for fall, she recalled. 

"I lived with a girl when I was in 
the Army and I really liked the com- 
panionship," Denny said. "I can com- 
municate better witn a female and I 
find more emotional satisfaction out 
of living with a female. There is less 

Story by Marilynn Marchione 

a life 
a license 

"I'm a very profound advocate of 
women's lib," Denny said. "I'm not a 
(traditional) male and she's not a 
(traditional) female. I do dishes one 
night, she does them the next," he 
said. "We share everything right down 
the line." 

They both cook, clean and do the 
laundry, Angie added. "I make it a 
point to completely support myself, 
too. I hate it when women use a man 
they live with," she said. 

Explaining that they differ from 
many couples who see living together 
as almost a prelude to marriage, 
Denny and Angie both said they have 
no intentions of making definite mar- 
riage plans, but this could conceivably 
happen sometime in the future. 

"There are no binds and this is just 
our little phase of sharing together," 
Denny said. 

He plans to graduate this spring 
with a degree in sociology. Angie will 
graduate "next year sometime... 
maybe," with a double major of bio- 
logy and psychology. 

Angie said she is not sure if her 
parents know that she and Denny are 
living together. "I argued it with my 
mother (before she and Denny met) 
just as an alternative to getting mar- 
ried," she said. 

Denny said his parents know about 
the arrangement and don't really 
mind. "Many parents play 'little Susie 
wouldn't do that' games," he said, 
adding that his parents weren't that 

"I don't feel any social pressures on 
me" because of living with Denny, 
Angie said. "I don't want to do some- 
thing just because I'm supposed to," 
she explained. "Sometimes I think 
people just react as they were socially 
brought up to react," she said. 

"I think a lot of people do it as a 
fad or don't think about it before 

Angie and Denny share apartment chores and find 
enough time to relax and just be together, without 
any pressures to change each other. 

they do it," Angie said. "Maybe it's 
just like any other serious relation- 
ship—you are living with another 
person. It's a challenge not to fall into 

Both of them agreed that the expe- 
rience has made them more realistic. 
"I don't think I'd want a hearts and 
flowers kind of thing," Denny added. 

Summing up what they like most 
about the arrangement, they both said 
the closeness which developed. 

"In the beginning, you sort of focus 
on the other person. Then afterwards, 
when you know the other person 
better, you can kind of de-intensify 
it," Denny said. "Besides learning 
about what another person is like, you 
learn a hell of a lot about yourself." 


Trying to make the grades 
in college and marriage 

TRYING TO make the grades in college can some- 
times be a hassle. Trying to make the grades in 
your marriage can also be a hassle. And when the 
two are put together you can come up with either a winning 
or losing combination, depending on a number of personal 

The majority of married students at Kent State live in the 
Allerton apartment complex owned by the university. The 
apartments themselves, unlike the residents inside, all look 
plain, simple and identical. But there is little identical be- 
tween any man and woman 
who are striving to put one, 
the other or both through four 
years or more of college. 

Thirty-year-old Gene 
Stocker and his 25-year-old 
wife, Debbie, have two small 
girls. The biggest hassle for the 
Stocker's is making it to class 
at KSU everyday. 

"I have classes in the mor- 
ning on Monday, Wednesday 
and Friday," Gene said. "I 
really can't take a leisurely 
walk back from my class be- 
cause I have to 'relieve' my 

wife from the babysitting duties. This is because Debbie has 
a two-hour afternoon class on the same days I have my 
morning class." 

Both Gene and Debbie have already attained bachelor 

Story by Jack Marschall 

degrees and are now working on graduate studies. Gene has 
a BS in physical education and Debbie has the same degree 
in biology. 

"I'm substitute teaching in Cuyahoga Falls and other local 
areas right now," Gene said. "Debbie is working on a pro- 
gram which will make her a certified biologist in the state of 

Gene said he sometimes found himself neglecting class- 
work in school before he was married, but things have 
changed for the better following the walk down the aisle. 

"1 don't think I could have 
made it without Debbie," he 
said, "because she made me 
more determined. Now I feel 
like doing much better be- 
cause I don't want to let my 
wife and family down." 

Twenty-nine-year-old Asher 
Landesman has been married 
to 21 -year-old Naomi for al- 
most three years. But unlike 
| the other couple we talked to, 
g, theirs is a life of rigid spiritual 
I devotion. 

.; "As married students we 
really don't have too many 
hassles," Asher said. "Most of our problems evolve around 
our spirituality." 

Following their marriage Asher and Naomi began to prac- 
tice the Jewish religious customs of Lubavitcher Chassidin. 
"Our faith creates some problems such as having to travel 


to Cleveland for kosher meats," Asher said. "But the faith 
has also given us an opportunity to grow and work together. 
We find ourselves to have a very groovy marriage." 

"Asher said that marriage and attending classes at the 
same time can be tiresome, especially when working at a 
part-time job. 

Naomi previously worked as a consultant at the Office of 
Continuing Education, but quit in the fall because of her 

"Finding a babysitter for our newest addition, Muriam, 
isn't really difficult," Asher said. "I guess we're lucky be- 
cause Naomi's father is a professor in the physics depart- 
ment," he added, "and doesn't mind coming over one bit." 

Gene and Debbie Stocker, opposite above, are working on graduate degrees and 
sharing baby-sitting duties. Asher and Naomi Landesman, opposite and below, 
share a life of spirituality, studying and the enjoyment of a new family member, 

Unlike Allerton apartments, 
the people inside are not plain, 
simple and identical 

Community House: on 

TERRY SPENT five years in state mental institu- 
tions by the time he arrived at Community House 
(CH) four months ago. He came to CH because he 
couldn't hold down a full-time job and wanted this to 

CH, a group therapy community oriented toward be- 
havior change, had accepted Terry in their Live-In Program, 
a "halfway house" residential program in their main facility 
on North Depeyster St. 

Since I am a therapy group member and involved on an 
almost daily basis at the house, it was only a day or two 
before I met the tall, thin youth. 

I remember thinking, "Wow, this guy is so out of it. Is 
there really any hope for him?" His voice was as sunken as 
his eyes. His words were blurred. I could hardly understand 

Story and photos by Matt Bulvony 

(See next page.) 

At the evening meal, right. Terry was late and hesitates before taking a seat with 
other Community House residents. Sharon Russell, below, cook and meal plan- 
ner for the self-help community, embraces her husband Gary. 


?xerc/se in group therapy 


Terry and Stu Friedman, opposite above, director 
of the Live-In Program, paint the diningroom. The 
kitchen, opposite below, serves as a natural place 
for congregating and getting to know an another 

The call to trust someone or be trusted, 
the need to for openness and honesty 


(Continued from page 78.) 

him when he talked. Even when we were standing face to 
face, I had to ask him to speak louder. 

And he talked. He walked up to me and, in his foggy 
voice, launched into a rambling monologue of disconnected 
events. He talked about his parents, drinking, bills, joining 
the Army and getting a full-time job. He would skip from 
one thing to another and back again non-stop. But even 
though I listened and tried to really hear what he was say- 
ing, I couldn't understand what he was talking about. I felt 
frustrated and uncomfortable. 

I arrived at my weekly group meeting the following Mon- 
day to find Terry there. I was apprehensive. As the evening 
progressed, I felt impatient when he talked because he 
would drone on and on almost incoherently until someone 
interrupted him. 

When asked a direct question, he would either remain 
silent or scratch his head and start talking about something 
apparently unrelated to the question. 

Terry seemed so engulfed by his own little world he 
couldn't get out of it long enough to hear others in the 
group share themselves. 

I found myself questioning whether CH philosophy could 
be of any value to Terry. Could our philosophy of self-dis- 
closure as a means of affecting personal change be of any 
use? Could he understand what being open and honest 
meant? Could he realize that he was totally responsible for 
his behavior? 

The groups at CH had significantly helped me become 
aware of myself as a person. Openness and honesty are a 
requirement of group therapy. Building trust and closeness 
is necessary; sharing my feelings and thoughts with the 
group serves as a means of getting in touch with myself. 

When I request "agenda" time to discuss an issue or prob- 
lem, the other members give me insight into and feedback 

(See next page.) 

Jill and Tom Wilkenson, above, explore sensitivity exercises. "Leading the 
blind," left, helps build trust. Opposite, psychodrama is used to learn about 
oneself and relationships with others. 

(Continued from page 81.) 

on what I say. Since the group held me accountable for my 
actions, I began to deal with uncomfortable areas of my life 
and make needed changes. I wondered if it would be the 
same for Terry. 

Over the next few months I got to know Terry better. I 
learned he had very few good feelings and a staggering 
amount of negative feelings about himself. 

I still felt uncomfortable but began to identify my feel- 
ings of discomfort more as hopelessness than impatience. I 
realized I cared about him. 

Finally Terry did several things which dispelled my feel- 
ings of hopelessness. 

One night in group he was confronted by one of the 
other "live-ins" and told he was making too much noise late 
at night. Terry reacted with anger and stubbornness. For me 
the significance of the incident was in how readily he re- 
sponded and communicated during the discussion. He 
talked clearly and with no hesitation. He was communi- 

Shortly thereafter, Terry showed us a poem he had writ- 
ten. It was a clear expression of an idea and more evidence 
of the fact that he and I could understand and relate to one 

In January, the Live-In Program moved to Van Campen 
Hall at KSU and Terry moved with it. With moving I hoped 
the possibility of Terry deciding to change would be more 
likely. Perhaps he would be called upon to trust someone or 
be trusted. The idea of more sophisticated role playing was 
explored by staff members. I found myself investing more 

time talking with him and noticed other members of the 
community doing the same, but he was still maintaining a 
distance. He would stand on the outside of a conversation, 
hesitant to interact with others on more than a one-to-one 

Then one night Terry showed up for group, spoke his 
thoughts loud and clear, and smiled, saying, "I've got to get 
off my ass and do something." He had finally made the 
decision to change and rid himself of that backlog of bad 

I am no longer concerned about Terry's capabilities. I 
trust he can take the steps toward acquiring the full-time 
job he identified as one of his goals. The decision is up to 
him. He is the only one in control. 



Plain folks 

share limmiiiif y< 

emotions in music 

what it seems--a joyous 
celebration of culture 
through both ancestral music and the 
traditional tunes of today. The fest 
concerns "folks" sharing humanity 
and emotions through music; sharing 
excitement by dancing; sharing humor 
via story-telling. 

Amidst all the pale colors and con- 
crete of the Student Center and Uni- 
versity Auditorium, beautiful, 
hand-made instruments talked to their 
masters about the art of living at 
KSLTs 8th annual Folk Festival. On 
the carpets of a seeming monument to 
overinflated budgets, about a thou- 
sand Kent people frolicked like little 
children on each of two days of music 
in February. 

Festivals such as this are not run as 
money-making events and those who 
perform are not on stage to become 
stars. Everyone involved, including the 

Story by Matthew Flanagan 

(See next page.) 




With a mandolin in hand, a Kent townie, opposite 
left, shows how the festival created lots of smiles at 
KSU. Jenny of the Highwoods, left, takes her final 
bow on Staurday night. The Standing Rock String 
Band, above, bring in "The Year of Jubillo." 

Beautiful, hand-made 
instruments talked to their 
masters about thee art of 
living at the 8th annual 
Folk Festival 


(Continued from page 84.) 

audience, is attending to share the mu- 
sical experience. 

While performing, the artists feel 
the spell and the audience, as in pre- 
vious generations, is moved by beauty 
in musical expression. These musicians 
do not perform for big cars and flashy 
titles; they play what they love to 
play. The audience does not come to 
be shocked into submission or adore 
gigantic egos. They come to hear mu- 

This is an event which one can lay 
back and enjoy. It is a song to sing 
along with. It is a catchy tune that 
must be danced to. It is not a spec- 
tacle to be watched nor is it a buzzing 
electronic competition for loudness. 

The weekend party reached its cli- 
max Saturday night as the Highwood 
String Band radiated its pleasure at 
playing and the audience responded 
by dancing the dust out of the Admin- 
istration Building. There were no cos- 
tumes, light shows, commercials. Just 
people and satisfaction. 

Dave from Oberlin, opposite, takes time during the 
banjo contest to decide on his next tune. David 
Taylor, below right, demonstrates the hammer dul- 
cimer at the dulcimer workshop in the Student 

Center. The next John Hilston demonstrates the 
clawhammer banjo, below left. The Sheiks play 
their brand of ragtime in the '20s and '30s work- 



Speaking in tongues 

COMMUNICATION IS the problem. Writing a story 
representative of some 300 foreign students from 
60 different countries currently attending Kent 
State University seems a Herculean task, even for one who 
speaks in tongues. 

"It is difficult to get any sort of gut reaction from these 
people," Garcha Singh, foreign student adviser in the Inter- 
national Students Affairs Office, tells me. He is an Indian 
who has spent only two months of his life in India, but still 
wears the white turban of the Sikh. 

"Many of them are told, 'You are there to learn and 
that is all you do,' so they do not speak freely about their 
countries or about the United States," he observes. 

Forewarned by Singh, I try a little daring--a gut question 
in quest of a gut response. My victim is an Iranian student, 
Fatollah Salimian. 

"GIVE US SOME OIL!" I shout, holding out my arms as 
though I were trying to catch a large basket, a gesture meant 
to say,"Why are you being so unreasonable?" 

"GIVE US SOME MONEY!" he shouts back, making the 
same gesture. 

So much for diplomacy. 

I stalk the halls of the internationals office looking for 
unique angles, freaky dress. But they look just like 
Americans. Two Africans are playing ping-pong, but by 
their own admission they could pass as blacks from the U.S. 

"Would you believe I'm from Cincinnati?" Edward 
Cooper from Liberia asks me, laughing. I say no, but only 
because he has an English accent, the kind a Jamaican might 

Story by A.M. Murray 

have. He laughs about Cincinnati because he told some 
Americans once he was from there and they believed him. I 
have a feeling he also likes the sound of the word. 

All the internationals speak very precise English, unlike 
Americans who drop "g" endings and soften "er" sounds. 

They are all very happy to be in the U.S., Singh has told 
me. "This is it," he said. "This is the best place to be. You 
know, everyone complains here about inflation or unem- 
ployment, but in other countries it is much, much worse." 

And they are very serious students. "They all say they are 
rich," Singh says, "but they always end up coming to me 
and asking if they can defer payment on tuition or telling 
me they have to write home for more money. The money 
they have is family money; it is not their own. It represents 
a dream of the family and only one of perhaps many chil- 
dren can be so well educated." 

Nader Ghahramany, Iranian doctoral candidate in phy- 
sics, has previously told me he likes America very much but 
he is puzzled by how isolated we are from one another, how 
superficial many of our friendships seem. 

Tina Holder, from Giana, in a group interview agrees that 
Americans are too self-centered. "Cincinnati" Cooper of 
Liberia has a theory on this topic. "You all try to be sepa- 
rate," he says. "The states try to be separate from the 
federal government, the cities try to be separate from the 
states and so on down to the people who try to be separate 
from each other." In Africa, he says, there is still a tribal 
structure, even in the growing cities, where each person is 
part of a larger group. 

(See next page.) 


(Continued from page 88.) 

There is another African there, a Nigerian who says he 
doesn't like the formality of an interview and then asks for 
ground rules by which to operate. He says he doesn't want 
to be identified and proceeds to lead the discussion into a 
loud jumble of harangue on America's faults. I suppose I 
asked for it. 

Americans don't have the proper respect for other peo- 
ple, especially older ones, I'm told. They are always in too 
much of a hurry. Americans are too commercial. If some- 
thing doesn't make money, it has no value to us. We don't 
know anything about the rest of the world-we're hung up 
on ourselves. 

These are all things which most Americans are aware of. 
The older generation has been saying it about the younger 
American generation for years. Some of the younger ones 
are saying it about the older ones now. Values are changing 
quickly in America. It is a land of change. I think of current 

In a quiet room, I interview Mey Lie Ng, an Indonesian 
student studying nursing. She is giving me her speech, which 
sounds quite rehearsed. "I think women are better off here 
than in my country," she says in a small voice, and cites the 


advantages of mechanical devices over manual labor. I can 
forgive her for her prepared words though. She tells me later 
of how when she first attended a high school in America, 
she had to talk in class and the students laughed at her. She 
is reluctant now to speak in classes and is still a little shy of 
speaking to any American. 

She doesn't date, she tells me. Why? Because she's afraid 
she couldn't talk well enough and there's another reason. 
She won't tell me the other reason but says, "You know." 

Mey Lie Ng excuses herself to go to class and I am left to 
contemplate all I've been told. And the answer, I decide, is 
communication. What people tell you is not what they al- 
ways mean and between nations, I have found there is 
always the wall of different cultures which breeds misunder- 
standings. But even fumbled conversations and awkward 
jokes lead to more of an understanding of each other than 
existed before. 

Communication is a solution. 

During United Nations Observance week, which climaxed Friday, October 25, 
international students got together with other Kent people and discussed world 
politics and the effects of multinational corporations on world peace, right, and 
took some looser moments for belly-dancing lessons, below right. 

Interim government and 


HAT CAN you write about a person who's had 
everything in the world written about him al- 

Alright students, quiz time: 

Who was the sole student government throughout sum- 
mer, fall and winter quarters? Right, Brian Anderson. 

And who made all the student appointments to university 
committees and recommended changes in the guidelines for 
allocating student activities fees to campus organizations? 
Anderson again. 

And who attended meetings of the Board of Trustees, 
organizers of food coupon gripes, faculty unionization and 
collective bargaining seminars, mandatory housing battles, 
KSU Presidential cabinet meetings, etc., as a student rep- 
resentative? Right, folks, Anderson again. 

Called everything from a dedicated workhorse to a "be- 
nevolent dictator", Anderson has made a relatively quick 
rise as a major figure in KSU student politics. 

Appointed executive secretary of student government by 
the Student Affairs Council in the spring of '74, Anderson 
was to act as an interim caretaker until the end of winter 
quarter or until the creation of a new student government. 

Anderson was co-chairperson of the Student Union along 
with Ann Fry last spring. Before this he was virtually a 
political unknown. 

Probably the most obvious question people want to ask is 
why he does it. 

"What makes me tick is what makes anyone tick," 
Anderson said, adding that he has a fatalistic viewpoint of 
life. Things happen when and if they are meant to, he said. 
"One individual act doesn't determine the whole game." 

"I care about students. Down deep inside I enjoy it. I'm 
happier when I'm working for people," he said. "Some- 
body's got to do the dirty work and I can take the heat 
more than other people," he claimed. 

Part of his motivation is selfish, he said, because "if I help 
some poor sap avoid a language requirement it's ultimately 
going to help me. It's a community deal." 

Anderson said his involvement "saves me from myself. 
It's too easy for an individual to get caught up in his own 
lack of fulfillment. If I was left to myself, it would just 
gnaw at me," he said. 

Whenever he has quiet time to be alone, he usually thinks 
of going to the desert where he can be away from people. 
"Periodically I am human," he said jokingly. Most of his 
time is spent in figuring out how he will get through the 
next day, he said. 

"I wanted the executive secretary position because I 
didn't want the administration to do everything. I can effect 
small changes here and can be an information bank for stu- 
dents about university policy. 

"There are programs I've wanted to develop but I need 
more people," he said. "The history of KSU involvement is 
that three or four people do it and then die." 

A lot of things about the job really bother him, he said. 
"Many times I feel like I'm becoming plastic here--I don't 
feel real. But I've been too busy to think about that," he 

Anderson justified this in his own mind because he said, 
"It's something you do to reach another end." There are 
overriding concerns and many things which enter into every 
decision, he said. 

"I don't even really claim to be a leader. Legally I'm not 
bound to the students, but I try to do things in the stu- 
dents' best interests. I'm more of a bureaucrat than any- 
thing else," he explained. 

Anderson said that when he took the student government 
post, "I assumed Ann (Fry) would still be with the Union. I 
felt guilty about leaving the Union to become executive 
secretary, but the Union shouldn't be based on two people 
either," he said. 

He became involved with the Union after he "was draft- 
ed" by Fry, Anderson said. Soon, he was elected to the 
revolving chair position. 

"I saw the Union as a real possible lobbying agent for 
student concerns," he said. "Democratically speaking, it is 
still a viable form." 

Story by Marilynn Marchione 


the students who rule 

Brian Anderson, left. Mike Humphrey, above. Bob Polzner and Russ Jones. 

Anderson said he saw student leaders at this time as 
'more concerned with the general student body than last 
rear. They are more willing to set aside special interests and 
iyork together." 

| However, with the referendum ahead and a new govern- 
ment expected to be formed, Anderson said he sees a "year 
If frustration with new leaders coming out of it. 

"There will be mass confusion for awhile but I can see no 
vay of avoiding it. The political vacuum has to be filled, 
nd there's not natural transition," he added. 
I Anderson appointed two administrative assistants, Russ 
Jones and Bob Polzner, and a treasurer, Mike Humphrey, to 
psist him with special projects. 

Jones said he became involved in student government be- 
cause, "I felt that if a student could gain the expertise, he 
jould perform valuable functions. He said he saw a shortage 
||f dedicated people and decided to try to be one. 

Jones said he has learned that making demands not the 

ay to effect change in a system. Gaining experience in 


dealing with an issue and developing a rapport with 
policy-determiners might yield more success, he suggested. 
He said he is more conservative in his views than many 
others. "I don't think that just because an administrator is 
over 30 he doesn't make decisions in the students' inter- 

Jones said he considers student government a valuable 
experience because one learns to deal with people at all 
levels and to get over the initial fears of working with ad- 
ministrators. "That's the type of thing you have to deal 
within the outside world," he added. 

"What I'm attempting to do is to formulate in my mind 
what structure would implement the most viable student 
input. I've lost a lot of my idealism. I only want to accom- 
plish things I can in the best means I know how," he con- 

"I think I am representative of Joe Kent State student," 
Jones said. He has no organizational ties or biases and is 
seeking to fill the gap "in the absence of a representative 
body," he said. 

Polzner has been a veteran of student government and 
organizational involvement ranging from activity in Kent 
Interhall Council to all-university committees and investiga- 
tive work. 

"I think I can help some of the people involved to know 
the intricacies of the university," Polzner said, indicating 
that his current involvement is with hopes that he can pro- 
vide some know-how and sound advice from his past expe- 

"A psychologist would probably have a very good expla- 
nation for my involvement," he said. "It provides a satis- 
faction, security and a feeling that I've done something for 

Speaking of past activism on campus, Polzner said, "We 
were into social things my first two years here. Students 
now seem more self-centered. They're here to get their de- 
grees, get out and get a job. 

"People wanted to change the world. Now there are a 
few, but not many who want this. Students are a lot more 
realistic and a bit less idealistic," he said. 

"It's a misconception that there is power on this cam- 
pus," Polzner added. "I avoided student government at first 
because I thought it was a zoo." 

Humphrey said he is treasurer because "I like the work." 

The junior accounting major said last spring he worked 
with the allocations committee and helped with some audits 
of student organizations. 

At that time, he was told that there might be an opening 
for a student government treasurer in the fall and said he 
felt he had ample experience for the position. 

It provides good training for future career work, Hum- 
phrey said, indicating that an experience like student gov- 
ernment can supplement learning in the classroom. 

Nothing but sheer enjoyment of the work motivated his 
decision to become actively involved, he added. 

I burr] 

At last 
they voted 
to choose 
a government 

ANOTHER EPISODE in the continuing saga of stu- 
dent government on the KSU campus took place 
winter quarter with the student government refer- 
endum, held to allow KSU undergraduates the chance to 
select a governance structure. 

Indecision and some confusion seemed to cloud the air 
before the referendum. A feeling of "Haven't we been on 
this merry-go-round before?" seemed to penetrate the cam- 
pus and be echoed by even casual observers. 

Student sentiment varied from "Don't bother me with 
this again" to "Ed really like to see a good government; it's 
just been so long since we've had a working constitutional 

Many students expressed fears that if we didn't act now 
to form a government, all hopes of doing so would be lost 
because unsuccessful attempts had soured the taste of the 
idea in students' mouths. 

The stage seemed to be set. The Board of Trustees, which 
would have to approve any structure voted upon, indicated 
it would support any representative structure the students 

A committee to study the nature of governance held 
many dry meetings but managed to wade through several 
proposals and banter around ideas for governmental forms. 
An elections commission formed and screened proposals 
for basic functional provisions. Plans for a referendum were 

To most everyone connected with the affair, the big ques- 
tions were "Will it come off?" and "How many will vote?" 
They got their answers when 1,500 students went to the 
polls during the referendum, Feb. 4-6. Although this was 
still only one-tenth of the students elegible to vote, it was 
the largest turnout in recent student government history. 

The vote was close. The winning proposal received 321 
votes and a combined total of 303 voters chose "yes" for a 
student government but did not indicate a specific proposal 
choice. Two of the other proposals received just under 300 
votes to rival the winner. 

A total of five proposals appeared on the ballot, along 
with a "no governance" option, which was selected by 200 
voters. The proposals ranged from an executive secretary to 
a coordinating board of some sort to a student government 

Story by Marilynn Marchione 


The winning proposal was perhaps a compromise of 
these. Written by Russ Jones, assistant to Brian Anderson, 
executive secretary of the student government interim struc- 
ture, the basic plan is similar to a city manager model. 

The student body will elect five students to serve as a 
caucus. These must not be "major officers" of any "major 
student organization" and will serve without pay. 

Among other powers, the five-member caucus will make 
appointments to university committees, determine all pol- 
icy, distribute all monies for which student government is 
responsible, receive and act upon student initiative peti- 
tions, and choose and supervise an executive secretary to 









parry out policies determined by the caucus. 

The executive secretary will be the chief spokesperson for 
the students, perform administrative duties and serve as an 
|x-officio, non-voting member of the caucus. This person is 
bpointed with pay and serves at the pleasure of the caucus 
for an indefinite term. 

The judicial functions of the government will be provided 
or by the All Campus Hearing Board, which is composed of 
tudents appointed by the caucus and faculty member dele- 

Elections for the five members of the caucus will be held 
larly during fall quarter of each year. Since this is the first 
|ear, however, plans for elections were made for early 


Brian Anderson, Bob Polzner, and Russ Jones listen while Dr. Olds and the 
Board of Trustees ratify Jones' student government proposal. 


Fall quarter will find KSU with a new situation-a char- 
tered student government. However floundering and inex- 
perienced it may be and however new the leaders may be to 
university politics and policy making, we have a start. 

Tune in next year for the continuing saga... this time 
sponsored by the students who voted and, in a sense, by 
those who did not vote. 

95 I BURR I 


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A look 

WHERE DO most students call to obtain a campus 
phone number or find out where a university 
event will be held? Normally, they will pick up 
the receiver and dial 3000, the phone number to campus 

The workers at lnfo-3000 are trained to answer most 
types of questions posed by inquisitive callers, but the prob- 
lem now seems to be who will answer questions being asked 
by lnfo-3000 workers-questions concerning working hours 
and the hiring of new employes. 

Lisa Bixenstine and Les Prysock, two student employes 
at lnfo-3000, say the current troubles there resulted from 
recent employe hirings by Robert Myers, director of the 
Office of Parking and Traffic at Kent State. . •* - 

"About midway through fall quarter, we learned Parking 
and Traffic was going to build an information booth at the 
Music and Speech building and also would take over our 
booth at the Student Center," Bixenstine said. 

"We were told the new booth would be staffed by civil 
service employes. These would be new people hired and 
trained by Parking and Traffic." 

Bixenstine said she thought many of the current em- 
ployes at lnfo-3000 felt insulted by this announcement 
since it was implied they couldn't be trusted to perform an 
additional service-handing out permits to those parking in 
the Student Center lot. 

"Other than handing out the parking permits there is 
nothing different between the lnfo-3000 employes and the 
civil service people," Bixenstine said. "These workers get 
paid more than we do and don't even answer the phones. 


voices on the other end of the line 

"Basically many of us feel it was a waste of energy, time 
and money," Bixenstine continued, "because we were al- 
ready properly trained, and it sure would have been easier 
to just instruct us to issue these parking permits." 

Les Prysock said he was also concerned with the tactics 
used by Parking and Traffic. The greatest drawback, accord- 
ing to Prysock, is losing working hours because of the new 
civil service employes. 

"All our time at the Student Center was cut," Prysock 
said. "I used to work 15 hours every week. But since the 
civil service workers came in, I've been cut down to about 
eight and a half. 

"I worked most of my hours down at the Student Center 
information booth," Prysock said, "but after the new hiring 
I was shipped down to Rockwell's information booth. 

"This whole situation could have been avoided," Prysock 
said. "All Mr. Myers had to do was brief us for 10 minutes 
on writing out the parking permits. Then all we would need 
is a key to open the drawer." 

"What he also had to do," interjected Bixenstine, "was 
trust us." 

It was Myers' department which came to the financial 
rescue of Info-3000 at the beginning of fall quarter. But, 
according to Myers, he is not planning to take over the 

telephone service line on campus. 

"My aim was to create more continuity for the jobs 
themselves," Myers said. "These people were hired to keep 
the program successful. 

"There was too much responsibility for one person on 
the job," Myers continued, "and I decided it would be bet- 
ter to hire full-time student employes instead of adding 
work to the schedule of the part-time employes." 

The controversy behind the job hiring should be made 
known to the student body, according to Bixenstine, be- 
cause it involves everyone on the campus. 

"Whether talking about this will do any good, I don't 
know," Bixenstine said. But people ought to know that the 
whole thing is a big waste of the students' money. 

"The sad part," she added, "is that the students are get- 
ting less out of Info-3000 than they ever did before." 

Story by Jack Marschall 

|N|AC # One editor's trip 

■^■m ^^ • Irtish mMc/\^UieiM 

into masochism 

THEY ASKED me to spill myself to the public. The 
Burr photographers have been trying to capsulize 
the Stater in a day, snapping random shots of the 
staff, aiming their lenses at me. I hear every click. 

A year ago I was a loner. The Stater adviser asked some- 
one if I had any friends. Fall quarter, as Editor, I found I 
was a major unit, if not face, around the university. I said, 
"This is Susan Murcko, may I help you?" sixty tunes a day. 
I didn't think much of what changes occurred in me within 
a year or a quarter-for one thing I didn't have the time and 
for another, well, sometimes a person becomes afraid. 

I lost my anonymity around the university a year ago. 
There was no such thing as going home for relief because 
sooner or later the phone would ring. Now I have an inkling 
of what it is like to be Glenn Olds, ad infinitum, and that 
kind of life is not for me. Someone suggested I should an- 
swer the phone, "This is Susan Murcko, can you help me?" 

Winter quarter I will "retire" to the copy desk as copy 
editor and will be taking 16 or more hours. I have forgotten 
what academics are like because for a year and a half as 
managing editor, then Editor, there wasn't much time to 
keep my grade average as high as I was accustomed. The 
return to classes will be a welcome one, but it scares me 
because I am out of practice with everyday basics, such as 
reading and research papers. 

The Stater is an incomprehensible animal. People work 
on it for love. My fringe benefits after a $333 per quarter 
salary included an 18-hour day of either putting out the 
paper or planning it. Yes, that's a 60-hour workweek. 

Most of our inside pages depend on untrained reporting 
students who usually have never done an interview in their 
lives. Some of them we help turn into writers by the end of 
the quarter. In the meantime, the editorial board spends the 
day on the phone taking calls from people who ask why 
their reporter hasn't shown up yet that quarter. Since we 
are not a laboratory paper, we hold no leverage over a stu- 
dent except professionalism. 

The nucleus of our regular staff is masochistic. Every 
quarter the adviser asks them why they, maybe 30 out of 
about 900 journalism students, give so much to the Stater 
(it's obviously not pay) and every quarter he gets the same 
answer: "I really don't know. ..the experience.. .to get a job 
when I graduate." The latter probably is the closest answer. 
Former Stater and yearbook staffers usually get the better 
jobs because they're professionals with experience when 
they graduate. 

Every Stater Editor is different. Each leaves a distinct 
mark on the staff, although I don't know if the staff always 
realizes that effect. All editors have their outstanding points 
and each has one big bungle that no one forgets. 

Near the end of the quarter, it begins to hit you. What 

Story by Susan Murcko 



you should have done.. .what you did not do. ..what should 
be done in the future. It begins to torture you. You try to 
impress things on your successor but you realize that next 
quarter it will be their bag and the whole lonely cycle will 
repeat itself. 

It's strange to spend a long time on the staff and watch 
people's paths up and out of the paper, including yourself. 
To watch a writer or a photographer develop or to watch 
someone who just won't make it begin to realize it. You 
begin to develop a sense for the person who walks in, does 
some work for you and who you know by the result is going 
to succeed. 

I would not trade the experience for anything. It has 

taught me more about journalism than any course I've taken 
in the School of Journalism. 

On the last day of fall quarter, it's about midnight and 
another paper is on its way to Sandusky to be printed over- 
night for delivery in the boxes by 7 a.m. the next morning. 
Outside my cubicle office some staffers are blind drunk. It's 
the best release in the world. I can hear them asking them- 
selves, "What in the hell is she doing in there?! You'd think 
on her last night she's want to get the hell out of there." 

Two months later, "Muck, " as she is called, was alive and 
well in the midst of 16 hours, the DKS copy desk and a 
part-time job on the copy desk of The Plain Dealer in Cleve- 

The STATER is an incomprehensible animal. 
People work on it for love. 

The cyc/e 

8 a.m editor reports 

9 a.m. . . . managing editor reports 

10 a.m news editor reports 

1 1 a.m CO py an( j layout editors 

3 p.m inside news pages deadline 

6 p.m wire page deadline 

8 p.m deadline for major news 

pages, photos 
10 p.m editorial deadline 

1 2 a.m last deadline for late 

sports, reviews 
12 a.m.-2 a.m pasted-up pages 

driven to printer in Sandusky 

2 a.m. -5 a.m paper printed 

5 a.m.-7 a.m papers driven back 

to Kent 

7 a.m.-8 a.m papers delivered to 

strategic points around campus 

8 a.m editor reports 



On the air 

Inside the nerve center 
of WKSU radio and TV 

YOU MIGHT think you walked into a field 
command post. The typewriters sound like gun- 
fire. An Associated Press wire machine is clacking 
out information vital to the unit's operation. The monitors 
spastically spit out more information about the Kent area. 
The phone buzzes constantly and, in all this confusion, peo- 
ple hurriedly run in and out. 

In a sense, it is a command post, but not for any of the 
armed services. It is the nerve center of the WKSU news 
department, part of the campus radio station, WKSU. The 
people manning the station on the third floor of the Music 
and Speech building are the newscasters, engineers and disc 
jockeys that keep the station on the air. 

Although the AM and FM stations are located in the same 
area, they are totally different in staff, programming and 

The AM jocks provide the campus with a closed circuit 
rock 'n' roll program and newscasts. They perform many 
functions at once, although on-the-air jocks sound as though 
the job is a very simple one. Running tape decks, cueing 
records, picking cartridges and answering the phone-all 
these facets of programming keep the sound flowing. Shows 
must be "tight", having no gaps of silence or dead air. 
Everything must flow back to back in one continuous mo- 

Across the hall in the FM station, the jocks call them- 
selves "talent." Things aren't as hectic there, which creates a 
more relaxed tempo. The FM station is a member of Nation- 
al Public Radio, a network of educational and public radio 
stations serving the nation, and WKSU-FM programs them- 

Story by Bob Jones and Michelle Boss 


selves serve the entire Kent community. The type of pro- 
grams offered are not readily available on other area sta- 
tions-classical, jazz, and rock music, and special news pro- 
grams such as the Watergate hearings are aired. The station 
itself is supported by community donations. 

On the same floor down a long hallway of studios is the 
TV news studio built this fall quarter, which airs only to 
campus dorms. Inside, television cameras tilt, and pan and 
dolley at the director's commands. The floor director is 
motioning to the "talent" that he or she will be on camera 
in a few seconds. The tempo here is fast and smooth. 

Inside the control room at about 5:30 p.m., there is a 
situation of semi-controlled confusion. The director is blurt- 
ing out the "ready" cue for "talent". Camera switchers and 
other members of the crew stand by in the studio. The 
tension builds as the time to air the show is seconds away. 
Like a starter in a race, the director readies the production 
crew with the order to fade to black. At 5:30 the news 
begins and the race is on. Everyone in the control room is 
now sitting a little straighter in their seats, concentrating 
intensely on personal tasks. 

The director visibly shakes throughout the show as he 
worries about the show's progress, hoping that no one in the 
crew will make a mistake on the air. 

As the final few seconds of the news cast is presented, the 
crew relaxes as the director is cueing the "talent" to wind it 
up. And as the switcher fades to black and the cameras get 
capped, everyone in "control two" takes a breather, for the 
news is done. At least until tomorrow. 

You might think you walked into a 
field command post 

Here's the scoop 

KSU'S PROCESS of screening prospective bus driv- 
ers is unique among transit systems in the United 
States. It is the only system that tests a driver's 
auto skills before the applicant can even be accepted into 
training as a bus driver, said Joe Fiala, director of the Cam- 
pus Bus Service. 

Applicants are given only one try at an auto skills test 
and must score 75 per cent or better to pass. Fiala said he 
knows of no other transit system in the country that tests 
an applicant's ability to drive a car before this person is 
trained to drive a bus. 

Due to this initial screening test, only the top 25 per cent 
of the available drivers at Kent are trained to operate a bus, 
with only about half of those who take the test scoring in 
the top quarter, Fiala noted. 

Then, prospective drivers must meet additional subjective 
requirements necessary to operate a bus. The student must 
be 5 feet 6 or taller and weigh 120 pounds-down 10 pounds 
from previous requirements. Fiala explained that the physi- 
cal requirements are due to seat and control positions. 
These are the minimums necessary to reach the controls and 
have full view of thewindshield, he said. 

The trainees, which number about 20 per quarter, are 
given five days of orientation and practical driving before 
they take final practical and written exams. 

During the five-day training period, defensive driving is 
stressed continually, according to training supervisor Mike 

Day one includes class sessions on rules and policies at 
KSU, along with slides to familiarize the trainees with vari- 

Story by Janine Gladys 

(See next page.) 


on driving the loop 

(Continued from page 102.) 

ous aspects of a bus. Trainees drive the buses around the 
dorms at Eastway on the second day. The East way area is 
used primarily to give the new driver confidence and teach 
the turning of figure eights. This gives the driver an idea of 
the size of the bus and an opportunity to judge distances. 
Watson explained that the campus area is used because cam- 
pus turns are not as radical as those on the city routes. 

The various other routes are driven in groups of four with 
an experienced driver supervising on the remaining three 
days. The trainees are given the qualifying exams on the 
fifth or sixth day, depending on the skill of each training 
group. Some groups achieve enough proficiency to take the 
exam earlier than the sixth day, Fiala said. 

The exam is broken into two parts-a practical route test 
and a written exam. The route test, which is based on an 
evaluation of 100 different points in regard to the operation 
of a bus, is administered by a training supervisor. 

The written test, which is also comprised of 100 ques- 
tions, tests the trainee's knowledge of the bus procedures, 
including systems functions, capacities, breaking ability, 
emergency practices, radio process and courtesy. 

After successfully completing the practical, written and 
physical examinations, the trainee is then given federal certi- 
fication to operate a transit vehicle. 

Fiala explained that this federal certification does not 
automatically guarantee the driver getting a job in another 

never actually stops 

transit system, but the certification does supply a much 
better chance at getting another transit job. He said this also 
applies to Kent-CBS will take experienced drivers into 
training over other applicants, but added that few students 
come to Kent with such experience. 

Trainees drive at least 10 additional hours during the 
three days prior to the beginning of the quarter to give them 
experience with passengers before the crowds begin to 

Fiala stressed that the training process never actually 
stops, and said that all drivers are evaluated at least once per 
quarter by a supervisor to assure that the operation and 
procedures of driving a bus meet standards. 

Quite a few more drivers leave Kent trained for transit 
system jobs than come here with experience-as evidenced 
by the fact that between 1 5 and 20 of all the drivers who 
left Kent in the last six years have gotten similar jobs. Some 
are inner-city drivers while others hold management posi- 

Promotions should come after about six months with the 
Campus Bus Service, according to Fiala, who says this is 
quite a bit faster than generally occurs in the transit indus- 
try. Promotions are slow in the industry, usually 10 to 15 
years apart, he contends, but says this is probably due to 
the fact that there are few managerial posts available. Even 
the Kent system, which has between 70 and 100 drivers, has 
only six regular supervisory positions and two additional 
supervisors who handle the transportation schedules and ser- 
vices for handicapped students. 

Fiala said there is only one special position, senior train- 
ing supervisor, for advanced supervisors who want to be- 
come more involved in mass transit. This supervisor gets 
experience in planning, planning grants, survey analysis and 
in making application to the federal government for grants 
for regional transportation. Students who progress to this 
level can apply for a full time position with CBS when they 
graduate, but this seldom happens, Fiala said, because few 
people advance that far or show that degree of interest. 

of an 


I LIVED 18 years of my life in suburban University 
Heights, Ohio, and went to Cleveland Heights 
High School-began making art seriously at 8 (doll 
clothes, jewelry-anything that involved making)--and for- 
mally in my senior year of high school... this is my last year 
of studio art. 

I paint because I'm a visual person and because this is the 
most effective way for me to make my perceptions into a 
visible product with its own reality. 

My work is some form of expressionism... I've been influ- 
enced by several people, like Matisse. 

I hate social comment. My most recent influences have 
been Gorky, Joan Mitchell and Claus Oldenburg, with other 
people scattered in between. 

I try to paint every day, but today I got behind a bit--I've 
only painted about three hours today. 

I'm not really a hermit who just paints all day... I like to 
go down to Walter's... 

I've used oil paint for a long time 
but just recently (Fall '74) switched 
to acrylics... 

...and I'm doing printing; I feel 
most at ease with lithography and 
etching. I do a lot of drawing with 
soft pastels and when I do sculpture, 
it's mostly been metal. 

When I prepare to make art, I try to 
clear my mind of everything except 
for what's going on in front of me on 
the canvas. 

I think that creative thought-that 
is, pure thought-can only come out of 
a cleared mind. The artwork follows 
this process for me. That is— I don't 
seek out subject matter to recreate. I 
don't think realism is wrong, that's 
just not where my thinking lies. In- 
stead, I make an initial statement (a 
line, a form) and then I make more 
lines and forms until everything seems 
to be logical in the context of the en- 
vironment that I set up... 

I need to have a quiet place to 
work. I have a short attention span it 
seems-I'm easily distracted, and I 
need to concentrate. Also, my state of 
mind has a lot to do with my ability 
to produce art. If I'm unhappy, it in- 
hibits what I'm doing and keeps my 
mind from being where it needs to be. 

This year, the Art Department sud- 
denly decided that the Davie ware- 
house downtown is off-limits to 
undergraduates. Last year only about 
four people, myself included, slept 
and lived there practically-had the 

Story and Photos by Dan Opalenik 

place virtually to ourselves to paint in. No one else seemed 
to use it. ..we'd drink together. ..Now those days are all 

Art is integrated into everyone's life. ..just by the fact of 
existing. The art work I make is an attempt at articulating 
qualities that are part of everyone's physical environment. 
Weight-depth-atmosphere-everyone perceives these-every- 
one in a different way. Some people choose to make art 
about their perceptions, and some people keep their per- 
ceptions latent. Either way, everyone shares a certain 
amount of knowledge about the world, otherwise they'd 
have a hard time keeping their balance... 

Debbie Salomon starts a new canvas, below, and displays hei paints, opposite 
top left, "...and I'm doing printing. I feel more at ease with lithography and 
etching." (Opposite top right.) Hard at work sculpting a model during the day, 
opposite center, paint-splattered Debbie takes a break to talk with friends, 
opposite bottom. 

Inside the mind of Debbie Salomon 


'What I am after, above all, 
is expression... I am unable 
to distinguish between the 
feeling I have for life and 
my way of expressing it.' 

—Henri Matisse 



It was a pistol packin' 

MAE WEST, that infamous lady who brought you 
"Is that a pickle in your pocket or are ya just glad 
to see me?" was glorified in a celebration of the 
arts May 28, 1974. Sponsored by the KSU School of Art 
gallery, the day-long festival happened in and around the 
Art Building. 

A Mae West look-alike contest highlighted the springtime 
celebration. Tom Gaard, a member of the Screen Actors 
Guild from Cleveland judged the contest and did 
impersonations of West. 

Members of a craft class taught by art professor Marlene 
Frost competed for the most creative body adornment of 
the face and hands. 

The Porthouse Theater Dance company offered a modern 
dance performance. 

Folk singers Dan Rhon and Lisa Bixenstine, rhythm and 
blues singer Al Milburn, rock group "Horizon" and 
traditional musicians of the "Standing String Rock Band" 
provided more entertainment. 

Story by Joyce Levine 

Mae West beauties, below, dressed for the look-alike contest and the "Standing 
Rock String Band," right, fiddled away the afternoon at the art building. 


art test, big boy! 


The art festival brought everything including dancers, 
glass blowers, architects, sketchers, singers and 
even painted monsters 




Burr focus on: 


THE GRADUAL, but eyebrow-raising increase of 
Black students in the ivory tower world of Ameri- 
can academia had nothing to do with the amia- 
bility of white society. Rather, it can be traced directly to 
the traumatic confrontations of the civil rights movement of 
the 60s, as Black people insistently demanded a share of the 
academic pie. 

Black Studies departments were carved in the framework 
of academia and the struggle to defend relevancy and prolif- 
erate academic expansion became the vogue. Although they 
are noticeably less vociferous, the confrontations persist as a 
new conservatism in white academia encroaches upon Black 
Studies departments and similar achievements related to the 

A university can be modeled as a microcosm or a minia- 
ture motif of the American cultural structure, and one prob- 
lem that Black people are trying to resolve is how they can 

Story by Milford Prewitt and Joice Smith 

survive in a dominant and authoritarian white society. Sewn 
into the fabric of this society is a set of standards or values 
in which the individual is required to accept, emulate and/or 
propagate. At K.SU, Black students are affected by these 
values, and the compulsion to ape them by imitating white 
attitudes through academic intellectualization is very strong. 

How do Black students hold themselves together at K.SU? 
How do they hold themselves together emotionally, psycho- 
logically and spiritually while simultaneously pursuing their 
goals, and maintain their positive impact in the Black com- 
munity? Or are they together? 

Has the curriculum at KSU redirected Black students to- 
ward professional achievement in the white community and 
severed them from their communities intellectually? 

Does success mean obtaining a job with the white elite 
after graduation? 

An examination of the cultural motivations and ideals of 
Black students may reveal some of these answers and expose 


pertinent influences in the academic, social and political 
thought of Black life at KSU. 

Searching for identity, purpose and direction is a very 
cumbersome occupation as a minority. Black students, like 
Black people the world over, find welcomed relief in the 
enjoyment emitted from social cohesion. On most week- 
ends, despite major impending exams, students tend to 
flock to dorm parties with a thirst for relief and enjoyment 
in an overriding white environment. 

One of the motivating factors for this passion is a univer- 
sity community whose cultural programming does not al- 
ways embrace the social aspirations of Black students. 

There are no Black bars downtown. Rock music and beer 
blasts are not necessarily an expression or channel of enter- 
tainment of the Black experience. Therefore, distinct satis- 
fying preoccupations arise for entertainment. Emotionally, 
these weekend, Greek-produced functions, commonly re- 
ferred to as "Shit Dances," ease a great deal of tension and 
academic strain. 

For a freshman, it proves to be an opportune time to 
meet upperclassmen and become tuned to the vital social 
outlets provided by Black Greeks. Many students, even on 
the freshman level, avoid these social functions. One of the 
reasons for this is the apparent tendency for parties to be- 
come "habit forming" and debilitate one's academic perfor- 
mance. Some students have even accused the Greeks of ad- 
ding to the "flunk-out" rate of Black students by rigorous 
pledge periods and a constant stream of partying. 

But as one accelerates and assumes upperclass standing, 
the dances become less popular as course work intensifies. 

Academically, adjusting to KSU as a freshman could be 
compared to wandering through an endless maze. If a Black 
student attended a large, inner-city and predominantly 
Black high school, it might take a considerable amount of 
time before he is comfortable enough to accept the micro- 
cosmic reality of his existence at KSU. Like a directionless 
maze, he strives to formulate friendships, perfect studying 
techniques and then bleakly realizes that his past schooling 
was remiss in equipping him with some basic skills for learn- 

Paramount among the problems faced by Blacks in their 
first year and throughout their tenure is the inadequate high 
school education with which they've been trained. Often 
feeling as though they are continuously "catching up," they 
seek the assistance of many services in the University, espe- 
cially the Institute for African American Affairs, to 
strengthen these deficiencies. 

James Gray, a junior from East Technical High School in 
Cleveland, expressed the view of many of his peers when he 
opined, "If I could return to high school, I would stress 
every subject and make the curriculum more difficult for 
college prep students. The teachers just didn't care." 

Depending on a students' maturity or psychological moti- 
vations, the first year at KSU can be mentally draining. 
Technical terms are casually uttered in lectures as the stu- 
dent attempts to define his purpose and ponders if the col- 
lege experience is worth the effort. Either poorly advised as 
to how to obtain a counselor or poorly counseled, Black 
students often find themselves in classes in which their past 
backgrounds will be of no benefit. 

In addition to the counseling and special services which 
might be applied to improve the academic performance of 
Black students, another mitigating factor is friendship 
bonds. When passing other Blacks on campus, Black stu- 
dents acknowledge each's presence with a warm, idiomatic 

greeting to reinforce oneness in an immense white environ- 
ment. Because of this, friendships are often formed quicker 
and because of the experiences shared, they are often more 

After a Black student accepts the cultural reality that he 
is truly a minority at KSU and after he realizes he needs 
help in some basic skills, the next problem is determining a 
major. Once again, depending on the student's maturity and 
psychological motivations, the selection of a major can be a 
terrific task. 

Unlike some middle-class students who may pursue a ma- 
jor because a father or some relative is already employed in 
that profession, some Black students have a difficult time 
selecting and maintaining the same major for four years. 

Judging from a random poll involving 73 Black students 
ranging from freshman to senior standing, the biggest factor 
in selecting a major was interest. Thirty students revealed 
they chose their major because it was what they wanted to 
do; 18 decided their major because Black people needed 
their professions; another 18 selected their major because it 
pays well and is economically secure; seven picked their 
majors due to the insistence of parents or relatives; one 
picked his major because it is easy. 

Maintaining the same major for four years is a challenge. 
Of the 73 students polled, 15 were seniors. Of that 15, six 
admitted they had changed majors at least once. One senior 
had changed majoia three times. 

Clearly, these statistics indicate the sensitive and flexible 
nature of pursuing a career through academia. 

There comes an awakening one day 
when you realize you haven't 
been taught anything relevant to 
Black people.' Myrick 

Furthermore, the College of Education was the depart- 
ment where the majority of the students' curriculum re- 
sided. The College of Arts and Sciences was second in popu- 
larity. The School of Fine and Professional Arts was third 
and only two students were enrolled in aerospace tech- 

When asked how much faith they had in the system pro- 
viding jobs when they graduated, more than half of the 
students expressed a dismal, eschatological view about the 
American economic, social and political structure. Thirteen 
students expected the American economy to be bankrupt 
by the time they graduated, 17 expect the system to pro- 
vide jobs and six were thoughtless on the subject. 

With all the brouhaha about academic relevance and ulti- 
mate purpose after one graduates from KSU, many Black 
students are stunned when they enter "the real world" and 
discover they were mis-educated. 

Connie Myrick, a senior, sums up this fret: "There comes 
an awakening one day when you try to relate what you've 
learned in terms of taking it back to your community. You 
realize you haven't been taught anything relevant to Black 
people. Being in elementary education and special educa- 
tion, I've been required to take classes that teach you how 
to amuse the children through HPER and art courses, but 
not how to deal with them as people." 




ENT STATE'S Center for Pan African Culture is 
the headquarters for Black expression. Progres- 
sing from a six-room cubbyhole in Lowry Hall 
to a more spacious first-floor dwelling in the Old Union, the 
center houses offices, classrooms, a library and a theatre. It 
also holds two lounges that students use as a place to rest 
and "rap." 

The center is under the guidance of the Institute for Afri- 
can American Affairs, which exists mainly to meet the cul- 
tural needs of the Black community at KSU. 

Black education, Black consciousness and an awareness of 
Black lifestyles in general are promoted by the staff at the 
Institute. The educational programming focuses on 
African-oriented lifestyles, languages, community health 
and development, arts, communication skills and campaigns 
for African liberation. 

Is the Black community genuinely attracted to the Insti- 
tute? "It appears that way," said Dr. Edward Crosby, direc- 
tor of IAAA. "We register more students each year." 

Supportive of Crosby's statement are the results of the 
course evaluation surveys that students complete at the end 
of the quarter. The majority of respondents were in agree- 
ment that the Institute's curriculum is helpful and stimula- 

Story by Linda Jones 

Classes in IAAA are taught from a Black perspec- 
tive, stressing things like African history, above 
left, current African politics, opposite above, great 
Black leaders in history, left, and The Institute is a 
place for Blacks to relax with each other, opposite 
below. Dr. Edward Crosby, IAAA director, below. 

. ■■■■*. S^MUIMMbi 


headquarters for Black expression 


"The positives outweigh the negatives," Crosby added. 

How do most Black students feel about the Institute? 

"Most students exhibit a genuine interest in what is being 
taught here," commented Hulda 
Smith, instructor of communication 
skills, "particularly those subjects 
which speak to the Black cultural and 
historical heritage. They realize they 
are learning something about them- 
selves that has been denied them and 
will only be recalled by the efforts of 
institutions such as the IAAA." 

Von Young, a senior who frequents 
the Institute, said, "The IAAA is 
about me. People say you can get an 
easy 'A' at the Institute. They think it 
is £asy, but they never stopped to 
think why. For me the classes are easy 
because they relate to me. The in- 
structor comes from my point of 

"Yes, some students have come 
here because they think they can 'get 
over'," Smith said. "We don't change our methods for these 
students. We just try to show them that everyone has to 
work-and work hard-for what he wants." 

Carlos Cato, Black United Students' grievance minister, 
stated that Institute courses are "definitely helpful. It's just 

that some students take the courses to get a good grade and 
don't try to apply the point that the IAAA is trying to get 
across. If that frame of mind could be changed, it would be 

"A lot of people say the Institute 
turns you against whites," said Young. 
"None of the instructors I've had tried 
to turn me against whites. They just 
taught me from a Black perspective." 
Henry Nickerson, a student who 
has been active in the Institute's 

V theater productions, commented that 

the Institute has a "warm environ- 
ment like a home away from home." 
"It's a place to be proud of," said 
Lewis Williams, "It's a nice place to 
take visitors because of the atmos- 

Unlike other buildings on campus, 
the Institute's walls are covered with 
I colorful illustrations done by students 
> showing dramatic and abstract 
j interpretations of the Black ex- 
Summing up the general feeling of students toward the 
Institute, Walter Johnson said the IAAA is "an outlet for 
frustrations." When someone comes through the Institue 
upset about a grade, "there's always somebody there to tell 
you to 'hang tough'." 

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«, « I 

Option to go Greek 

LIVING IN an age where there are so many diver- 
sions, college students must decide what to do 
with their spare time. 

An option which most Black students are certain to 
ponder is whether to join a fraternity, pledge a sorority, 
become a "little sister" to a frat or remain independent of 
Greek life, known as GDI or "Goddamn independent." 

Darrell Hudson, a junior, says of pledging, "If that's what 
they want to do, it's cool for the girls; the fellows ought to 
stay away from that." Known as an avid basketball player, 
Darrell says pledging doesn't make any sense to him. 

However, Cissy, a junior majoring in elementary 
education, says, "I think it's a way of bringing people 
together on the basis of true communication." Cissy is a 
pledge of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. 

"Having taken the whole route, I don't see any relevance 
in pledging any longer," says Joice Smith, an inactive mem- 

Story by Diane Adrine 

ber of Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She was also an Alphabet, 
which is the "little sister" group to Alpha Phi Alpha frater- 

"I find now when you take a realistic look at what you 
learned while pledging, such as history, codes and hand 
shakes, you have to ask yourself the validity in this and 
what's so secretive about the whole thing," Joice says. 

Joice explains, "I feel that a lot of pledges are asked to 
compromise their manhood and that many things are done 
in the name of teaching only humility. Black folks have 
been humble to white people too long for us to degrade 
ourselves to each other." Joice is a senior majoring in adver- 

"I am my own man," says Carlos Cato, an industrial man- 
agement major. "I take enough stuff out there on the foot- 
ball field." Carlos is a member of KSU's Golden Flashes and 
a junior. 

He continued, saying, "I am a stone GDI! After dealing 
with my books, I only have a little time for myself. I feel as 
if I could see they (frats) had something to offer me in the 
long run besides being strictly social maybe then I'd pledge. 

"Right now I got's to have some time. Plus I'm in BUS 
(Black United Students) and I feel by working in BUS, I can 
work more with and for the people." 

Jane-Ellen Dawkins, a senior journalism major, said she's 
for "Me Phi Me" or "Me Phi I" but pledging "is not for 
me." She says, "I can have just as many friends without 
joining a sorority. I don't need it but I don't knock it." 

Jane said she thinks "little sister" organizations do a dis- 
service to the women who pledge them. "The connotation is 
not what they make it to be and a reputation usually fol- 
lows the girls," she adds. 

A member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Van Anthony 
Amos explains, "I think 'little sisters' are unnecessary. When 
you have a male/female relationship such as this, the women 
become 'bros' in a sense, but not really. It's a big letdown to 
the women, which creates a lot of animosity." 

Linda Lester, a Que T, Gerald Bryant, a member of Kap- 
pa Alpha Psi fraternity, and others say their pledging mo- 
tives stemmed from such reasons as liking to be with people 
and seeking brotherhood and socialization. 

However, when it comes to identifying, there will always 
be different opinions towards achieving a oneness. Many 
GDIs will agree with Carl Sims, a zoology major, who says, 
"I don't think that it's (pledging) healthy toward ultimate 
Black unity. I've observed the behavior of some and because 
of the competition, they can be more destructive than con- 

Or some agree with Cornell Moore, who says there should 
be no more frats between Black people. He feels frats cause 
dissension and are irrelevant. 

No matter how one looks at Greek letter organizations 
and GDIs, the main goal should be unity, whether this 
means uniting within an organization or independently. 


Some choose to pledge, 
J others join 'Me Phi Me' 

B.U.S. funding 

Why it was cut off 
and an answer from those who suffered 

MEETING AFTER meeting, hours of frustration, nu- 
merous hair-pulling sessions and arguments of def- 
inition where even a dictionary could not help 
marked Black United Student's (BUS) attempt to get alloca- 
tions for 1974-75. 

BUS's money problems began Dec. 20, 1973, when a 
stop-posting request, which closes an account, was applied 
to BUS' university account by the director of Student Ac- 

At that time BUS had incurred a deficit amounting to 
$2,528, according to Warren E. Graves, director of Student 

In the spring of 1974, BUS members became suspicious 
of its financial accounts. 

The account was closed due to 
an alleged deficit of $2,528 

"It was at that time I took the matter to the police, 1 ' said 
Marvin Tucker, former BUS Progressive Council member, 
"and asked for an investigation into the possible illegal 
spending of BUS funds." 

Dr. Richard Bredemeier, dean for Student Group Affairs, 
told BUS if the investigation showed an individual commit- 
ted fraud resulting in criminal prosecution where restitution 
could be made to BUS, its deficit would be removed. 

In the meantime, however, BUS was ineligible for 
1974-75 allocations because its debt exceeded the $50 debt 
ceiling for groups requesting allocations as set up in the 
allocation guidelines. 

During the summer, Brian Anderson, executive secretary 
of student government, offered BUS and all other groups 
with deficits of more than $50 a deal. If the organization 
could provide a budget for 30% of its allocation, it would be 
able to receive that 30% for money-making activities to help 
relieve its deficit. If the deficit was completely removed, the 
organization would be eligible to receive 50% of its original 
allocation, according to the guidelines. 

BUS members argued that such a stipulation was unfair 

Story by Cindy Brown 

because it "jeopardized and penalized the new BUS admini- 
stration for the mistakes of the past ones." 

BUS then sought out KSU President Glenn A. Olds for 
help. Olds set up a meeting with BUS, student government 
representatives and administrative members to discuss the 
funding problems. At the meeting BUS and Anderson 
agreed to meet to try to solve the problem. 

In October, Anderson awarded BUS a $700 grant from 
the Student Government Contingency Fund to operate the 
African Liberation School, BUS' pet project. The school is 
designed to help children of African descent from the 
Skeels-McElrath communities to improve academic studies. 

Also in October, the investigation showed that $2,025 of 
BUS' deficit had been illegally spent by an individual in the 
organization but BUS was still $745 in debt. 

At that time, Anderson and administrative officials decid- 
ed that another $2,100 in outstanding bills owed by BUS 
outside its university account would now be included in 
BUS' total deficit. 

BUS thought the decision to be unfair and pleaded that it 
had no knowledge of last year's deficit spending. When 
members had become suspicious, BUS told Anderson, they 
went directly to the police. 

The university made a jaundiced decision 

In November, with approval of Anderson and the Student 
Affairs Council, BUS received a $1,400 grant to finance 
Black Homecoming. BUS suffered a $250 loss from the 
Homecoming events due to poor attendance. 

At the end of winter quarter, BUS' deficit remained at 
$2,852. The weekend of March 1, BUS planned a series of 
money-making events to help raise money to erase its defi- 
cit. The organization also requested that each Black person 
on campus save five cents a day for four weeks and donate 
the sum to BUS. If each black person donated one dollar, 
then BUS would have received $1,000, according to Darlene 
Evans, minister of social and cultural events. 

These projects were BUS' attempt to erase its debts and 
its inability to qualify for allocations for 1975-76. Alloca- 
tion guidelines for 1975-76 set the debt ceiling at $100 for 
groups requesting funding. 


An editorial 

Where can I find a man governed by reason instead of habits 
and urges? Kahlil Gibran 

BLACK UNITED Students (BUS) entered the 
1974-1975 academic year facing a dismal predica- 
ment. Despite an increase in out membership and 
despite a heightened enthusiasm to legitimize and consoli- 
date our interests with the university community, the Stu- 
dent Affairs Council (SAC) stripped the organization of its 
annual student activities allocation and BUS did not receive 
one penny. 

The justification for this economic deprivation was im- 
puted to be a deficit which the organization had sustained 
during the 1973-1974 academic year. Although there is 
some credence to the charge that this deficit was caused by 
irresponsible leadership and poor fiscal management of past 
BUS leaders, questions remain. Was the university intimi- 
dated by the present economic plunge? Did it seek, with the 
convenient charge of the "deficit," to retain some funds or 
did it plot to force the demise of BUS? One's imagination 
need not stretch too far to believe that the university made 
a jaundiced decision 

Is it a mere coincidence or a calculated scheme of 
self-interest when, within the span of a year and a half, BUS 
loses not only its news organ, The Black Watch, but also its 
total allocation? 

Is it a coincidence or a calculated scheme of self-interest 
when Admissions Office statistics reveal that the Black stu- 
dent population has increased and at the same time BUS, 
the only organization that functions for the direct needs of 
Black students, is being selfishly drained of its basic ser- 


In both questions, the latter is suspect. 
When BUS began seven years ago, it rallied together 
around a truism that academia did not consider the real 
cultural interests of Black students. Black students have an 
obligation to themselves and the communities from which 
they come. We are not content to improve what has already 
been accomplished; we are striving to achieve that which has 
not yet been done. 

If KSU is truly " dedicated to the development of human 
resources," as the bronze plaque in the Administration 
Building reminds us, why has the administration apparently 
taken such an adamant stand against BUS? Totally abandon- 
ing its own motto, the university seems to have supplanted 
it with the cold diatribe, "If you're Black stay back." 

This viewpoint is not designed to inflame passion or ani- 
mosity between BUS and the administration. The writers 
recognize that Black students have also contributed to the 
apparent strangulation of BUS. Allied with the university's 
arsenal for the legal dismantlement of BUS, Black students 
have, through their own self-defeating passivity, allowed the 
university to ravage and gnaw at BUS' accomplishments. 

The time has long since passed for Black students to 
unite. Similarly, but for different reasons, it's long past due 
for the administration and BUS to unite. A gap now exists 
between us which must be closed by an open-minded sym- 
biosis. Otherwise, the events of the past will continue to 
reincarnate and deepen this chasm of ignorance and disre- 
spect. Hopefully, the recession will not compel the admini- 
stration to inflict further encroachments upon us. 

Memorializing what has been a most black year for Black 
students, it's very ironic that this editorial can appear in the 
Chestnut Burr as we hope for improvements in the future. 

A majority opinion of the executive board of Black United Students, as written 
by Milford Prewitt. 




Moving on: 

IN A desire to get ahead or perhaps due to the 
need for change, several top administrators and 
coaches at KSU stepped down from their leader- 
ship positions in what seemed to be a popular 1974-75 

'i longed for the 'peace and tranquility' of the class- 
room," joked Bernard Hall of his choice to leave his post as 
executive vice president and provost to resume teaching eco- 

Hall came to Kent in 1957, but actually started admini- 
strating in 1960. Since that time, he has founded the Bureau 
of Business and Economic Research, which he directed for 
two years. 

Hall has been offered administrative positions at other 
universities, but turned them down, saying, "I wanted to get 
back to teaching after 15 years of being an administrator." 

The resignation of Dr. James McGrath, vice president for 
Graduate Studies and Research, will become effective Sept. 
16, 1975. 

'i believe I have done about as much as I can for Kent 
State," said McGrath, who is retiring. 

During McGrath's tenure as administrative officer for 
Graduate Studies and Research, fall graduate enrollment has 
risen from 2,490 to 3,369, the master's degree program was 
enlarged in scope adn the number of doctoral programs 

Story by Linda Jones 


5 KSU leaders step down 

grew from 13 to 16. 

Last year, rumor had it that football Coach Don James 
was resigning his post to take a higher paying position else- 
where, but James leassured fans he would be back next 

True to his word, he returned, but at the close of the 
1974 football season, he made another announcement: his 
resignation to become head football 
coach at the University of Washing- 
ton. James signed a contract at Wash- 
ington worth approximately $50,000 
a year. His salary at KSU was 

The Flashes, often called the 
"James Gang," captured the Mid 
American Conference crown in 1972, 
JCSU's first MAC football title, under 
James' leadership. The team also re- 
corded a 9-2 mark in the same season. 

J. Dennis Fitzgerald, defensive co- 
ordinator of the Flashes for four 
years, succeeded James as head coach. 

Frank Truitt resigned as head coach 
of the Golden Flashes at the end of 
the 1974 basketball season. 

The exact reason for Truitt's resig- 

nation is uncertain, but there had been claims by Black 
United Students that he discriminated when recruiting 
Black players. Fans in general complained of his failure to 
produce winning seasons. A 14-10 record in 1968-69 and 
13-11 in 1970-71 were the only two winning campaigns out 
of Truitt's eight years of coaching. 

"I guess the resignation was prompted by lack of success 
in the basketball profession," com- 
mented Terry Barnard, director of 
Sports Information. 

Stan Albeck, assistant coach of the 
San Diego Conquistadors in the Amer- 
ican Basketball Association, succeeded 
Truitt, but didn't stay long enough to 
have a major influence on the team. 
He resigned to take a job with the 
Kentucky Colonels of the ABA. "He 
was here five months," said Barnard, 
"Apparently the job with the ABA 
was too good to pass up." 

Rex Hughes Jr., an assistant basket- 
ball coach at the University of 
Southern California, is the new coach 
for the Golden Flashes. 

Bernard Hall, opposite above. James McGrath, op 
posite below. Stan Albeck, above right. Don James, 
below. Frank Truitt, below left. 

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Burr focus on: 


The student's gastric journey 
from Mom to greasy pizzas 
and barf burgers 

YOU'RE SITTING in the lounge and there are sever- 
al people studying. Everything is perfectly quiet-- 
except your stomach. What's going on? You just 
filled the damn thing an hour ago with a sub. (Yeah, all the 
trimmings and hard salami too, man that hot sauce really 
goes good with it.) But 
no matter what you do, 
the stomach still resists. 
But what's it saying? 
Feed me?... Or pump me! 
Mom's cooking never 
gave you gastric pains, 
just smooth moves. 

Now the college kid 
who has to survive on his 
own is fast finding out 
that rotating between 
o ff -campus burger bars 
and pizza places doesn't 
give the body what it 
really needs- protein. 

Determined to be heal- 
thy, you've read the 
book you bought at the 
natural foods store and 
you're ready to start on a 
full nutrition diet... as 
soon as you become rich. 

Yet the number of 
people who are seriously 
converting to a better 
diet is on the rise. Much 
of this may have to do 

with the existence of the Kent Natural Foods and the Kent 
Food Co-op, both of which give the budding health nut a 
chance to indulge in finer cuisine without turning him into a 
financial vegetable. Both non-profit systems give the student 
a chance to break even. 



of survival 









One lb. ground beef 

$ .65 

$ .99 

$ .85 

$ .89 

One lb. bologna, sliced 





One lb. hot dogs 





24-oz. loaf white bread 





Eight hamburger buns 





Five lbs. sugar 





12-oz. peanut butter 





One lb. regular ground coffee 





18-oz. box cornflakes 





10-lb. bag California potateos 





One can tomato soup 





One can chicken noodle soup 






One can mushroom soup 






14-oz. bottle catsup 






10-oz. glass grape jelly 






One lb. butter 






One lb. margarine (tub) 






Milk 1% gallon) carton 






One dozen eggs (Grade A large) 






21 -oz. can pork and beans 






Five lbs. flour 






One can (6Vi-oz.) cat food 






One can (15-oz.) dog food 












Pet food tax 












Story by Keith Crippen 

The Kent Food Co-op is a workers' collective, manned 
and run by its members. Volunteers travel to Cleveland each 
Friday at 4 a.m. and purchase food at the farmers' market 
on Woodland Ave. Returning to the Unitarian Church on 
Gougler St. in Kent, others help unload the food and pack 

orders members signed 
up for the day before. 
Each member takes part 
in the chores and the sav- 
ings. The goods are 
marked up only to cover 
the operating and equip- 
ment costs. 

Though no meat is 
sold through the co-op, 
nearly everything else 
from artichokes to zuc- 
cini is offered, including 
some dairy products, 
such as milk, butter, 
cheese and fresh eggs. 

Later in the day when 
all the orders are filled 
and picked up, a vegeta- 
rian meal is prepared 
with the leftover food. 
Spare change is pooled 
for a case or two of beer 
and the 10 to 20 people 
enjoy a leisurely meal to 
top off the day's activi- 

Some items are also 
supplied to the co-op from the Natural Foods Store. Grains, 
flour and honey are sold to co-op members merely for con- 
venience, since the products are obtainable at the store. 

The Natural Foods Store is a bonafide business which has 
reduced prices because there is no profit distributed among 
shareholders. It is part of the Kent Community Project and 

(See next page.) 


Cafeteria $1.40 

Burger Chef $1.55 

Jerry's Diner $1.41 plus tax 

Brown Derby Kent 
$1.50 plus tax 

f l grew up on meat, but now just the 
thought of having flesh in my mouth 
disturbs me.' 

is also a member of the Michigan Federation of co-ops. It 
offers many grains, nut and herbs unobtainable through 
chain-stores, as well as other natural products. 

Many vegetarians claim the information in Diet for a 
Small Planet caused their conversions. The book extensively 
covers the processes used in today's cattle farms to prepare 
the herds for market, and types of insecticides and other 
chemicals used in food preparation and their effects on the 
body. Readers claim that once you learn what you're consu- 
ming by eating the cow that ate the grass that was sprayed 
with poison, you'll no longer be able to do so without feel- 
ing some sort of physical or mental disturbance. 

One girl said the reason behind her conversion to vegetar- 
ianism was the realization of how ridiculous the process is. 
"Not only do we kill other animals to feed ourselves when 
we could eat plants, but if we didn't feed the animals all 
that grain to make them fat, we could use that food to wipe 
out starvation. "I grew up on meat, too, but now just the 
thought of having flesh in my mouth disturbs me," she said. 

On campus, a vegetarian line at Eastway was begun in 
mid-fall. The line serves the usual salad, bread and yogurt, 
plus granola, cheeses and a different set of entrees daily. It 
may not be equal to Genisis or Earth by April, two meatless 
restaurants in Cleveland, but the project maintains its own 
gastronomic value. 

Most people deal with the co-op in weekly bulk orders of non-meat food, using 
a check-off sheet like the one at left. The volunteers who help truck in the food 
enjoy a Friday night supper. 

n m 


by hot plate 

IF LOCAL eatery prices have bled you dry and the 
of more Beef Stroking-off from the dorm cafe- 
terias sends you into a cold sweat, you needn't 
commit gastric suicide. Even if your kitchen is a single hot 
plate among the rubble of an efficiency apartment before 
finals, there are still plenty of dishes you can prepare quick- 
ly -and inexpensively. 

Although you will be generally limited to one-dish meals, 
quite a variety are available to choose from. The following 
recipe suggestions include dishes for both vegetarians and 
meat eaters. Take your pick and eat something decent for a 


1 cup sliced onion 

1 cup slivered green pepper 

1 halved clove garlic 

l A cup olive or vegetable oil 

1 lb. firm red tomatoes 

l A teaspoon salt 

% teaspoon crumbled leaf oregano 

% teaspoon crumbled leaf basil 

% teaspoon pepper 

8 eggs 

1 teaspoon salt 

2 tablespoons butter or margarine 

Saute onion, pepper and garlic in vege- 
table oil in a large skillet until soft, 
about 3 minutes; remove garlic clove; 
cut tomatoes into wedges and add 
salt, oregano, basil and pepper; cook 3 
minutes longer; remove to large bowl. 
Beat eggs and salt in large bowl until 
blended; melt butter in skillet; pour in 
eggs; stir quickly with fork until eggs 
are almost set. Put warm vegetable 
mixture into soft top layer of eggs. 
DO NOT STIR. Cook until edges of 
eggs are set. Cut; makes 6 servings. 


6 slices bacon 
Vi cup chopped onion 
1 pkg. Hungry Jack Au Gratin 
or Scalloped Potatoes 

1 bay leaf, if desired 

2 cups hot water 

1 Vi cups milk 

VA cups chicken broth or bouillon 

2 cups whole kernel corn, undrained 
1 or 2 6Vi-oz. cans tuna, drained 
2/3 cup evaporated milk 

or light cream 

In 11 -inch skillet or 3-quart saucepan, 
fry bacon until crisp. Remove and 
crumble. Pour off all but 2 table- 
spoons drippings. Add onions and 
saute until tender. Add potatoes, bay 
leaf, water, milk, broth and corn; sim- 
mer uncovered stirring occasionally, 
15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are 
tender. Stir in bacon, tuna and evapo- 
rated milk. Heat, do not boil. Remove 
bay leaf before serving. Makes 9 (1 
cup) servings. 


1 lb. ground beef 
Vi cup chopped onion 
Vi cup chopped green pepper 
1 tablespoon poppy seed, if desired 
1 teaspoon salt 
Vi teaspoon chili powder 
1 pkg. Hungry Jack Au Gratin 
or Scalloped Potatoes 

1 cup hot water 

2 cups kidney beans, undrained 
2 cups stewed tomatoes 

4-oz. can mushroom stems and pieces, 

Parmesan cheese, if desired 

In 11 or 12-inch skillet, brown first 3 
ingredients; drain if necessary. Stir in 
remaining ingredients. Cover and sim- 
mer, stirring occasionally, 40 to 45 
minutes or until liquid is absorbed and 
potatoes are tender. If desired, sprin- 
kle with Parmesan cheese just before 
serving. Makes 8 (1 cup) servings. 


Behind the dorm dinner plate 
















how they prepare the food you complain about 

WALKING INTO the Lake-Olson kitchen is Like 
walking into another world-one suddenly feels 
smaller. The bright florescent lights shine on rows 
of gigantic vats, big enough to fit two people. Huge pots, 
enormous bowls, pitchers and massive pans and trays fill the 
shiny metallic tables. 

Overhead hang large ladles, skimmers, spoons and beaters. 
Six pressure cookers of washing machine size stare men- 
acingly at the rows of grills and the larger-than-laundry-size 
basins that line the wall. 

Working with this equipment are the gold-uniformed, 
white-aproned "cafeteria ladies." They prepare the food 
which is so often complained about. 

Clara, a breakfast cook, says there is little difference be- 
tween the way she cooks her food at home and the way it's 
prepared at Lake-Olson. The only difference is in the 
volume made and frozen products used. 

"For instance, take the scrambled eggs," she explains. 
"They come frozen and we just thaw them and fry them 

In the meat department of the kitchen, frozen foods are 
used more frequently than in earlier years, according to one 
employe nicknamed Boots. "We have to doctor up some of 

Story by Inge Orendt 

these frozen meats more," she says, "By using different 
seasonings and spices." 

In the salad department, procedures haven't changed 
much over the years, but now there is a larger variety. One 
motherly-type lady remembers, "Years ago we'd only have 
two salads, a tossed one and maybe a jello. Now we have 
four or five." 

Nancy, a student helper who works in salads, says her job 
consists of filling salad bowls, making salad dressings and 
filling condiments. She sums up her job as boring. 

An elderly full-time employe disagrees. She has been wor- 
king in the salad department for over 1 2 years and says she 
"loves it. Every day is a challenge," she insists. 

The atmosphere in the huge kitchen is busy and friendly. 
The full-time employes are in agreement about working 
with students, they all like it and wish they could have even 
more contact with them. 

A blond-haired dishwasher appears and drapes his arms 
around a gray-haired lady with a southern accent. 

"This here is beautiful sweet lovable Marie," he says. 

Marie, a supervisor, thinks students "are wonderful". She 
points at the blond and scolds "except for this one, he 
never works on weekends because he's always out gettin' 

The blond retreats back into the dishroom where the 


whirr of the dishwasher and the constant clatter of dishes 
and tableware force one to yell in order to be heard . 

"We have a lot of fun back here," shouts one dishwasher. 
"We scream at each other and throw water and stuff." 
Other employe's comments aren't as cheerful. "For a buck 
ninety an hour too much is expected of us," he grumbles. 

Split shifts, too many people calling in sick and not 
enough help were other complaints that were voiced. 

"Keep the supervisors out of here!" yells one girl with 
long red hair. She confesses to stealing dinner every night, 
"easy," saying she knows of three or four other employes 
that do the same. About 11 workers help in the dishroom 

What about other forms of stealing? According to the 
dishwashers there, the "lifting" of silverware, glasses and 
dishes are not as high as with students "out there" who eat 
in the cafeteria. 

"But if you ever need a table setting for 200..." jokes one 

The amount of waste compared to last year (before the 
coupon system) has "definitely declined," says another 

A food server named Bobbi, who sees hundreds of stu- 
dents go through the cafeteria line, says she is amazed at 
what some students try to get away with. 

"Some kids take bites of things and put them back, they 
put cookies in their pockets or scoop half of the salad from 
one bowl and dump it on their own. It's disgusting," she 

(See next page.) 

In a one-pagenewsletter distributed by food service last fall, rising costs were 
partially fixed to civil service wages, though the pay of part-time student dish- 
washers, above, remained frozen. For self-serve lines, at right, the cost of any 
item "is determined by the actual cost of the raw food product purchased, plus 
an amount equal to the percent of the total food service budget that is reserved 
for non-food cost items." 


(Continued from page 129.) 

Mary Smith, a cafeteria lady who 
has worked in dorms for 12 years says 
these kinds of actions are common 
and have always occurred, even before 
the coupon system. 

She adds that the coupon system 
has had little effect on the way things 
operate in the kitchen. "It's pretty 
much the same as it always has been." 

'We have a lot of fun 
back here. We scream at 
each other and throw 
water and stuff.' 

"Well over a million dollars is spent to prepare, 
(left) present, (top) and maintain (above) an 
acceptable level of food service in the residence 
halls. No State money is provided for food service 


KSU's Weird World of Sports presents 

The First Annual NCAA Food Coupon Rip-Offs 

Well, hello there again fans. This is Dirt Rowdy coming your 
way from the glamorous Beall-McDowell Cafeteria here at 
Beautiful Kent State University, bringing you the final 
serves of the last quarter of play here at the first annual 
NCAA Food Coupon Rip-Offs~I mean Play-Offs. 

With me is that epitome of American Sportscasters, Mr. 
Coward Nosell. Take it away, Coward. 

COWARD NOSELL: Well, thank you, Dirt. Hello there, 
fans. This confrontation promises to be a real test of wills. 
The Administration is heavily favored. Their Student 
Housing and Feeding Team, known as SHAFT, has really 
been giving it to the Students all year. 

The Students are pinning their hopes on young Heimy 
Fensterwald, a freshman from Shaker Heights, who holds 
the indoor track record for getting through the SHAFT 
hne-15 minutes and three seconds. Unfortunately, the cafe- 
teria wasn.t open at the time. Heimy started the season 
weighting 200 pounds, but with rigorous training and a 
strict diet, he's now down to 98. 

The SHAFT team hopes to counter with their ace goal 
tender, Gertrude "Goose" Gosling. She's been guarding 
those entree 's all year, and really knows how to stick it to 
'em. It promises to be a tooth and nail fight. 

The competition all year has really been grueling, and 
with the gruel the SHAFT team dishes out that's not sur- 
prising. Each of the Students had to pay $160 just to enter, 
and if that sounds like a bunch of crap, well, there's a lot on 
the line here. Back to you, Dirt. 

ROWDY: Thanks again, Coward. And now, for today's 
starting Menu : 

The Offensive Line 

Triple Threat Salad .20 

Clammy Chowder .20 

Chicken Gotchatory .85 

Noodles Roaming-Off .55 

Mystery Meat .70 
Chocolate-Covered Hard-Boiled Egg on 

a Stick, with or without Shell .30 

Soft-Boiled .25 

Apple Pie ala Commode .25 

Pudding-Smooth or Chunky .15 
Plus assorted beverages and condemned- 
I mean condiments. 

And now, for the playing and singing of our National 

Do you see any salt, 
Or are my eyes at fault? 
Have some mystery meat fries, 
Or the hamburger surprise. 

O say, do they still serve that 
Same old food again today, 
That they served the same old way- 
Only yesterday? 

O say, can you spy 
Any fruit in my pie? 
Any meat in my stew, 
Or some carrots, just a few? 

Oh, the gas, grunts and groans, 
Oh, the heartburn and moans, 
Those sounds just like guns, 
Now we've all got the runs. 

NOSELL: You know, Dirt, every time I hear that song, I get 
a funny sensation deep down inside. 

ROWDY •' Yeah, Coward, I know what you mean. 

NOSELL: Well, it's been a long season, and we're winding 
down to the final serve. Fensterwald has only $2.00 left. 
The question is, can he make it through the last supper? 
Lord knows, his chances are pretty slim. 

ROWDY: All right, fans, the doors are opening-and-he's 
off!! Heimy grabs a tray and starts down the line! 
Ouch!-there's a quick swipe for the salad, and a hard right 
for the jello-f olio wed by a fast grab for the fruit pie! 
Ow! -there's a glancing blow to the deviled eggs, and an 
upper-cut to the pudding! Wow!-there's a sharp jab right 
into the bread basket!! Boy!-this kid is sharp tonight! 

"Goose" Gosling is really guarding that goal, though. 
He'll have a hard time getting by those entrees. Here he 
comes. Oh, no! He's pointing at the chicken! It's her serve. 
Wow! -she did it! Right down the middle of the plate. Let's 
see that again on instant replay. 

NOSELL: Well, Dirt, that was really a nice move by Gos- 
ling. Fensterwald had no choice. It was either the chicken, 
or mystery meat, and she really laid it in there. 

ROWDY: She sure did. Now back to the live action. 
Heimy's heading for the milk dispenser. He'll have to take 
two glasses to wash it down. Now he's heading for the 
-Fumble!! Fumble!! I think he's dropped his mashed pota- 
toes. Did you see that, Coward? 

NOSELL: I sure did, Dirt. Another student cut in front of 
him heading for the pay line, and he just lost control. They 
splattered all over the track. We've got a yellow flag until 
the debris is cleared. This is Fensterwald's third fumble this 
year, Dirt. He's going back for another bowl, but I'm afraid 
he's lost valuable time. Back to you, Dirt. 

ROWDY: O.K., Coward. As usual, you're right on top of 
everything. Back to live action. He's heading for the pay 
line. Helen Wait is guarding the register for the SHAFT Team. 

She's looking over his tray very carefully. She's really 
punching those buttons. She's to the 20; she's to the 40; 
she's to the 50. She's up to 75! She's up to $1.00 She's up to 
$1.05! It looks like she's going all the way! $1.75! $2.00! 
Score!! The Students are shafted again!! Well, Coward, it 
looks like another victory for the Administration. 

NOSELL: It sure does, Dirt. The SHAFT Team seems to be 
holding all the knives. Of course, there are rumors that there 
may be some big changes in the line-up next year. 

ROWDY: Don't you believe it, Coward. The old days are 
gone. This is the big league, now. No more free passes. You 
gotta buy your tickets. 

NOSELL: Maybe so, Dirt. Well, fans, there you have it. The 
final score, once again, is SHAFT-1, Students-0. 

ROWDY: Well, fans, be sure to be with us again next year, 
when we'll bring you the second annual Food Coupon 
Rip-Offs from Lake-Olson. Until then, this is Dirt Rowdy, 
speaking for Coward Nosell, saying good-bye, and happy 


Coupon system: a real grind- 

KWAS A good student at Kent. He never caused any 
undue trouble, he knew how to act. He was quiet- 
ly respectful to faculty, brazenly superior with 
other students. He was like everybody else-Everyman. 

K was always ready to engage in discussions, taking the 
proper role of agreement. He knew how to get along in the 
institution of higher education. 

So it happened that one day K went about his usual 
routine. He walked into the dining area of his residence hall, 
perused the assemblage of lukewarm greasy offerings, 
fought his way through the masses of other hungry, 
harried, hurried people for his few meager spoonfuls of 
gruel, and took his place in the conga line, which inched 
centipede-like toward the computerized finale. 

There was the usual buzz/mumble of complaints over ser- 
vice, quantity, quality, edibility and excretion but for once 
K took no part. He was tired; he felt the need for quiet. All 
the complaints had verity but K's search for Socratic truth 
was the victim of Fatigue. 

But there was a new commotion today. The buzz/ 
mumble was almost a roar. There were huddles of conspi- 
racy, the electricity of defiance in the air, papers being 
passed about. 

"Here, sign this," somebody said, shoving a clipboard at 
K. "We're boycotting the damn capitalistic Food Service 
until they meet our demands." 

"I'd really rather not," he answered, passing the paper 
back. The last time he signed anything on a clipboard he 
found himself investigated by the FBI. In itself this was not 
so unusual at Kent, but the knowledge of it made K uneasy 
and cautious. 

"What are you, some kind of administration lackey!?" 
demanded the cupboard owner. "Hey everybody! This guy 
don't want to sign up for the boycott. He likes the food 
here. He thinks the Food Service should get rich off 
us." Well, the upshot of it all was that a large assemblage of 
students gathered around reluctant K and eventually pres- 
sured him into signing. 

As the days passed, the drive for a boycott grew and the 
Kent Interhall Council designated leaders to negotiate with 
food administration representatives over the demands of the 
students. Things were progressing well. 

K noticed the change in the cafeteria as well. There 
seemed to be more food, more meat especially. Perhaps his 
signature on the clipboard had stood for something after all. 
But he still found himself looking over his shoulder and 
wondering when they would catch up with him. 

Catch up with him they did. 

One day K became ill. It was just after lunch when he had 
consumed a particularly greasy hamburger. They took him 
to the Health Center. 

Story by A.M. Murray 

K.I.C. sponsored a petition to free students from year-long coupon contracts 
and to make coupons redeemable during any quarter. Some dorm students, 
opposite left, boycotted the cafeterias with their own cookouts-here joined by 
a friend who had been on the system too long. Margy Haeffner, opposite (box), 
had her own "special" encounter with the economics of eating. 

He went through the usual routine. Poking and jabbing, 
filling out forms, pull down your pants, cough. 

A smiling ogre of a nurse came in, clipboard in hand. 

"Zo," she said with a German accent. "Ve haff here a 
zick boy." She looked at the clipboard in her hand. "Per- 
haps vone should be sayink a zick boycotter. . .ya?" 

Immediately K knew his goose was quite literally cooked. 

"Zo," smiled the nurse, revealing large pointed teeth and 
blood red gums, "you are vantink der food to cost less. Ya? 
Und you are vantink more food. But you are too zick to 
eat. Maybe you are dyink from der cheap food, ya?" 

K could no longer maintain his grip on reality. He 
swooned, his mind tumbled through a dizzying whirlpool. 
He felt he was plumetting down into an abyss, into a huge 
meat grinder. The grinder turned, made squishing, sucking 
noises and out the mouth came ground K. 

The students on the coupon system were very pleased 
with the new changes in the system. There was more food 
and you had to pay less for it. Funny thing, though, all those 
students who had supported the boycott seemed to be mis- 

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for some 

Saga of 'The Special' 

Once upon a time, at the very beginning of Coupon 
Money, a confused young student sought to feed from the 
mighty Kitchen Olson-of good beef, roasted, in particular. 
She was of a hunger to eat ten men, yea, and all that she 
desire th was a slab of beef and peas. 

An Ethiope, put at the head of the supper line, was wise 
and full of sage and fairness and compassion on the starving 

"Don't pay for that beef all by itself, honey..." and ven- 
tured to share the secret of The Special with the muddled, 
disbelieving youth. 

"Wait a minute! Hold it! I don't want all of that extra 
stuff. I don't want to pay for your potatoes and carrots or a 
salad or anything else you call Special." 

"But you'll only pay $1.50 for The Special, and with 
those peas, that beef plate 'ud cost $1.90. Take my advice, 
save the 40 cents and throw away anything you don't 

And yea, she learned at Olson, the most valuable lesson in 
her Kent adventure. 

Story by J. Ross Baughman 













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A long, lonely run 

across country 

WHY WOULD anyone in 
their right mind want to 
be a cross country runner? 

The average harrier runs anywhere 
from 10 to 15 miles daily. Neither 
rain, sleet nor snow seems to discour- 
age him. His reward for all his efforts 
is seeing his name buried somewhere 
at the bottom of a sports page under a 
headline reading "Harriers streak to 

Dwight Kier, captain of Kent 
State's successful 1974 cross country 
team, is one of the many young men 
who toil year round to condition 
themselves for the grueling pace of a 
cross country race. 

Why does Kier participate in such a 
demanding, yet unglamourous, sport? 

"I like to run and the competition 
is thrilling," Kier explained. "But it is 
a lot of hard work. There are good 
times and bad times." 

There were mostly "good times" 
for Kier during the '74 cross country 
season. The 5-8, 125-pound senior 
mighty-mite from Pittsburgh, Pa., had 
seven first place finishes, two seconds 
and four thirds in regular season 

In post season races, Kier came in 
second in the Mid-American Confer- 
ence Championships, finished fifth in 
the NCAA Region 4 meet and placed 
23rd at the NCAA Championships. 

With Kier, freshman Marc Hunter 

Mike Irmen leads the race across hills and through 
fall colored trees at the KSU golf course, above. 
The KSU Harriers, right, try to relax before the 
race against Penn State University. 


His reward for all his efforts is seeing his 
name buried at the bottom of a 
sports page. 

A. Keicher 

Coach Doug Raymond, top left, gives last minute coaching instructions to the 
team members just before they run. The Harriers and their rivals line up and take 
off at the starting line, left. The cross country runners, bottom left, must make 
an even, fast pace as they start out on the course. Marc Hunter, above, helped the 
Flashes pile up some impressive team honors. 

(Continued from page 138.) 

and junior Mike Irmen leading the 
way, the Golden Flash harrier squad 
piled up some impressive team honors. 

Kent, coached by grizzled cross 
country mentor Doug Raymond, 
sported a flashy 8-2 mark in dual 
meets. Added to that were second 
place finishes at the All-Ohio Meet, 
the United Nations Day Invitational, 
the Central Collegiate Championships 
and the Mid-American Conference 

The Flashes' fourth place finish in 
the NCAA Region 4 meet qualified 
the team for the NCAA Champion- 
ships. It was the first time ever that a 
KSU cross country team participated 

(See next page.) 

Captain Dwight Kier, left, followed by Mike Irmen 
show the running form that helped earn team 
honors. Marc Hunter, a freshman, below left, 
attempts to pass a Penn State runner. Joe Dubina 
paces along on a bright, beautiful autumn day. 

'The competition is thrilling.' 

^^1 H 

It's a life of splashing 
through puddles and 
being chased by 
overzealous canines. 

(Continued from page 140.) 

in the NCAA finals. 

In the NCAA Championships, the 
Flash runners came in 23rd. 

Kier was not the only KSU harrier 
to achieve a reputation as a top-notch 
cross country runner in '74. Hunter, 
who placed third in the MAC meet, 
12th in Region 4 and 12th in the 
NCAA finals, was one of the finest 
freshman runners in the Midwest. 

Irmen finished second at the tough 
Central Collegiates and 10th in the 

So maybe all those long, lonesome 
hours of splashing through puddles 
and being chased by overzealous ca- 
nines were worth it for the members 
of the 1974 Kent State cross country 






life on a string' 


Height: 5'10" 

Weight: 176 

Age: 22 

High School: Columbus Eastmoor 

Major: Industrial Relations; Business 

Future Plans: ROTC military obligation and 
law school 

A COLLEGE FOOTBALL player's pay for a week's 
work on the practice field, they say, is the satis- 
faction he gets on "glory" day-Saturday after- 
noon. Not so for Daryle Griffin. 

For four years, the Kent State cornerback has gone with- 
out a payday. Hoping--and expecting--to play, week after 
week, season after season, but never quite making it. 

Long hours of grueling practice, two-a-day workouts in 
the summer, the physical hurt on the practice field and, 
maybe worse, the mental hurt on Saturday when he's stand- 
ing on the sidelines watching someone else do his job, while 
his labors go unheralded. 

So how does a talented player like Daryle stick with it, 
especially as a senior with little chance of ever making it to 
the top? 

"It's definitely hard," he says. "But I have deep personal 
pride. There were several times I felt like quitting, but my 
parents and my friends gave me a lot of support. They 
helped me see it in a different light. If I had quit, it would 
have been just that much easier to quit on something else 
later in life. 

"It hurts not playing. I feel like I should play more than I 
do, but the young guys are really good. From a coach's 
standpoint, I can understand. 

"To tell the truth, it's like a horror movie sometimes. I 
can't believe it's happening." 

Griffin was a superstar in high school when he was the 
runningmate of another Griffin-a fellow by the name of 
Archie, the Ohio State phenomenon! who is Daryle's 
brother. So after a very productive prep career and great 
expectations of the same in college, maybe it's even harder 
for Griffin to accept the role of a non-starter than it would 
be for someone else. Then there's the often-asked question: 
What's it like being the brother of perhaps the best running 
back in the country? 

(See next page.) 

Story by Charlie Stricklen 

Daryle Griffin on the sidelines. 


for two Flashes 


Height: 6'1" 

Weight: 191 

Age: 22 

High School: Akron Garfield" 

Major: Physical Education 

Future Plans: Professional football 

FOR LARRY Poole, the last four years have been 
quite a good time. One of the most highly prized 
prep football players in the country when he 
graduated from Akron Garfield High School in 1971, Poole 
has put together one of the most successful grid careers in 
Kent State history. 

What more could a college football player ask for? Poole 
has, to mention a few things: 

- been a starter in almost every game he has suited up for. 

- played, and played well, in KSU's only visit to a 
post-season bowl game. 

- finished second in the nation in scoring, 
-rushed for more than 1,000 yards a season. 

"I don't think I'll ever have any regrets about playing 
football at Kent State," Poole says. "This school is going 
places in football and I'm glad I can say I was part of it." 

But then, the KSU experience has only been a part of a 
football career filled with good times. Poole has started in 
the backfield for one team or another ever since he learned 
how to tuck away a pigskin. A lot of would-be tacklers wish 
he would never have bothered to learn. 

"I guess I'm what you call a hard runner," he says. "The 
Larry Browns and Franco Harrises-they're my type. You 
get the ball and go straight ahead-it's the easiest way to get 
where you want to go." Being 6'1" and 191 pounds make 
the job that much easier. 

Poole's job hasn't been without its uneasy moments, 
however. When a team has the talent that KSU has, there 
will often be more than one man vying for the same posi- 
tion. KSU's tailback situation is no exception. Danny 
Watkins also like to see his name in the starting lineup. 

"Having a guy like Danny competing with me gives me a 
tremendous incentive," Poole says. "We are two different 
types of runners-he can do some things better than me and 
I do other things better than him. The competition brings 
out the best in both of us." 

■ (See next page.) 

Story by Bob Baptist 

Larry Poole after a play. 


It hurts not playing. I feel like 
I should play more. From a coach's 
standpoint, I can understand.' 


(Continued from page 144.) 

"I don't think of Archie as being any different than any 
other brother. We're very close and we're concerned about 
how things go for each other. Even though I'm not there (at 
Ohio State) with him, I'm there spiritually. 

"Being the brother of a superstar doesn't have that much 
of an effect on me. Archie has had alot of success in foot- 
ball, but our family is accustomed to that. We were all stars 
in high school (Archie, Daryle and younger brother, 
Raymond, who is also at Ohio State), so it's not a new 

Perhaps in terms of long range benefits, Daryle has re- 
ceived more from his college career than many who are 
more successful. He has surely bolstered what was already a 
strong character. And underneath it all, isn't that what it's 
all about? 

Watching the action from the sidelines, Griffin, top and bottom left, sees others 
do his job. 

Larry Poole, opposite and below, rushed for more than 1,000 yards per season. 

'I guess I'm what you call a hard runner. 
You get the ball and run straight ahead 
—to get where you want to go.' 


(Continued from page 145.) 

out the best in both of us." 

Watkins has, in fact, captured that elusive starting assign- 
ment a few times. 

"There's nothing like starting, but I can see the coach's 
point sometimes when Danny starts," Poole admits. "Who- 
ever the offense moves best with deserves to be in there." 

The topic of professional football naturally comes up 
when talking to Poole. 

"It'll be unreal if I get drafted-I've always wanted to play 
pro ball," he says. "And if I do make it, I'll work hard to 
become a good pro, not just your average Sunday ball- 

Does the prospect of riding the bench enter into Poole's 

"Oh, there's a lot of talent at every position in the pros 
and I might not be playing as much as I'd like when I first 
get up there, but like I say, money makes a man do strange 


J.fl. Baughman 

1 974 f oof ball in Kent: 

J.R. Baughm 


A flash in the pan? 



to Oxford 

THE BARE facts of this story have been known 
for almost seven months now: Miami 19, Kent 17. 
Dave Draudt kicked a 39-yard field goal with six 
seconds showing on the clock to crush Kent's late game 
hopes for a victory over the team which spoiled their chance 
for a Tangerine Bowl bid last year. 

As the blue and silver KSU buses pulled out of Dix 
Stadium parking lot at 12:30 Friday afternoon headed for 
Oxford and Miami Field, the 90 or so players and coaches 
knew that their 6-3 showing this year was not the perfor- 
mance expected from a team picked to sweep the MAC 
title. With their championship hopes nothing but a past 
dream, they prepared to meet the very real Miami football 

Ranked 13th in the Associated Press poll, the Redskins 
led the MAC in offense, defense, rushing and scoring. The 
was cut out for Kent. They had to revenge last year's 
humiliation and prove they were the team everyone said 
they were before the season started. It was a matter of 

By 10 p.m. Saturday the buses had deposited the last of 
the tired and sore team in the freezing night in front of Dix 

They had lost. Not from lack of desire, not from a lack of 
planning, not from anything you could put your finger on. 
They had marched onto the sun-drenched field at Miami 
and come up empty handed, but only by the barest of 
margins. This perhaps was the hardest way to lose. They had 
played superior football and nearly upset a nationally 
ranked team. The loss was shattering. 

As the buses pulled out of the gym parking lot in Miami, 
a deliriously happy fan yelled, "Hey, Kent, what hap- 

A barely audible reply came from a darkened seat; "Next 
year, sonny. Next year." 

And that seemed to put the loss into its proper perspec- 
tive. The Flashes had wanted to win so badly and the loss 
was a bitter pill to swallow, but it was a game after all. 
There would be another next week and another next year. 
There was still time. 

Story by Dan Ernst 


With their hopes of a championship 
past, the Golden Flashes went after 

The players tried to rest before the game as best they could through sleep 
opposite bottom, or meditation, left. For Greg Kokal, below left, it was a time 
for planning play stragety. 


The strategy had been mapped; it was too 
late to change it. All that remained were th« 
final preparations. 

The 250 miles to Oxford were slow 
and tiring on the bus. No one spoke 
above a whisper the entire five and a 
half hours. Some tried to read, some 
tried to sleep, each was difficult on 
the swaying, bouncing bus. Coach 
James sat in the first seat and did not 
speak to anyone the entire trip. 

The strategy had been mapped; it 
was too late to change it. All that re- 
mained were the final preparations. 
Trainer Don Lowe and his assistants 
began to tape the many ankles with 
swift, skilled hands. Each man dealt 
with the awesome pressure in his own 
way. Center Henry Waszczuk medita- 
ted on a dock next to the hotel. Mid- 
dle guard Larry Faulk, later named 
MAC player of the week, could not 
eat with the rest of the silent team. 

In the locker room near the field 
the final taping and dressing took 
place. Trainer Mike Grunkemeyer gave 
quarterback Kokal an arm rub and 
Chuck Celek had his leg taped. The 
trainers would use 80 rolls of tape 
before they finished. When everybody 
was suited up Chaplain O'Brian asked 
for help from the Almighty in beating 
Miami. Everything else that could be 
done was done. 

On the field Miami was not over- 
powering Kent. The Kent defense was 
containing the Miami run and the 
Flashes had scored against the tough- 
est defense in the MAC. At halftime 


Kent was only down one touchdown. 
In the locker room Coach James asked 
for a field and a touchdown, in any 

In the second half neither team 
moved on the other until late in the 
fourth quarter when the Flashes 
moved down the field and Larry Poole 
scored, tying the game. Ken Brown's 
extra point put Kent ahead by one. 
The Kent bench exploded after four 
quarter of tremendous effort. The 
game was won. But one minute 
showed on the clock. Miami got the 
ball and drove down the field to the 
twenty six and kicked a field goal. 
The desperately longed for moment of 
victory had turned into... 

It was hardly believable that the 
precious win had been so briefly 
clasped and then lost. Coach James 
faced the questioning of reporters 
wanting to know how he felt and then 
retired to the locker room with his 
players. In the silence each tried to 
accept the loss in his own way. It 
would be a long ride back to Kent. In 
the dark cold of a rest stop someone 
remarked to Mrs. James that it had 
been a beautiful day earlier. "No it 
wasn't," she replied, "we lost." 

They were suited up, opposite top left, taped up, 
prepared through prayer, right, and finally brought 
onto the field to face the Redskins, below. 


In the silence each tried to accept the 
loss in his own way. It would be a 
long ride back to Kent. 

Flash game action was sparked with occasional happiness and utter dejection, 
left. When the fight to win ended, Coach James, right, accepted the loss in 
silence and solitude. 




Homecoming 1974 

A turn-around in tradition 

KSU DID a total turn-around in 1974 when Kathy 
Hill became the university's first black Home- 
coming Personality. 

She said she initially "couldn't believe it. I didn't think 
KSU was ready for the change." But later, upon closer 
examination of her position, Kathy said it feels lonely to be 
"queen" of a predominantly white school. "Something's 
missing," she observed, saying she received roses and two 
tickets to the Roy Buchanan/Focus concert, along with a 
plaque which did not bear her name. 

Her motive for running for Homecoming Personality: cu- 
riosity. "I knew I would make court, but I didn't expect to 
go any farther than that," she said. 

Kathy said the questioning procedure for selecting candi- 
dates "wasn't challenging. It didn't demand much intelli- 

"I'm still curious about the purpose of Homecoming Per- 
sonality besides just a title. 

"KSU has a beautiful campus, but the school appears to 

Story by Diane Adrine 

me to be racist because of the way I was accepted," Kathy 
noted, saying she thought Homecoming was done in poor 
taste in some ways. Until the 1974 contest, the winner was 
traditionally awarded a $500 scholarship. 

"I'll be back next year just to see if the next Home- 
coming Personality receives a scholarship. Whether I transfer 
or not, I'll crown whoever it is--male or female," she added. 

Some of her feelings were brought out when she said, 
"No recognition was given to me at the ball. I had to leave 
because there was no true spirit shown in the traditional 

Kathy is a 1973 graduate of Glenville High School in 
Cleveland. She is a sophomore at KSU majoring in special 
education. She said one of her goals is to counsel black 
juvenile delinquents at her high school alma mater. 

"I think helping blacks is the main thing needed. My 
generation, has the world in its hands now and we can mold 
it or change it. We have to stand together-black, white, red, 
yellow and brown." 


A journey from 'queen' to 'person' 

IN A nation of surfacing liberations, KSU is but a 
speck on the strata scale. But, in an effort to 
make a positive dent in an ever-changing 
world-and "because I was drunk and my roommate talked 
me into it"-Lee Paull ran for the coveted title of Home- 
coming Personality in 1974. 

"We were here in Lake Hall drinking," Lee explained, 
"and someone suggested we run a representative of our 
dorm. For some strange reason, I said okay, that I would do 

When talking of the myth of Homecoming, Paull said he 
feels no one actually knows what the tradition means, al- 
though it is supposed to show true spirit for the alumni. 

"I think it was good and out of the ordinary, though," he 
reflected. "I wanted to run to see the reactions of people: 
'Is he gay?' or 'What are his motives?' In all, it was fun and 

His parents' reactions to the news of his candidacy were 
somewhat along these lines: "When my father heard about 
it, he said, 'He's running for Homecoming Queen. What is 
he?' My mother told him it was Homecoming Personality 
and then he said, 'Oh, that's okay.'" 

Paull said he thinks students should run for the title "to 
save their sanity-just for the farce of it. I really wanted to 
walk across the field with my pant legs rolled up but it was 
too cold." 

Paull is a junior psychology major from Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Before transferring to KSU, he attended Allegheny Com- 
munity College, the University of Pittsburgh and Alliance 
School of Acting in Atlanta, Ga. 

Paull said he feels a warmth here between people he has 
never felt elsewhere. "Everywhere I go," he noted, "there is 
always somebody saying hello." 

Story by Diane Adrine 

Soccer: building 

ALTHOUGH THE 1974 Kent State soccer team fin- 
ished its season with a somewhat disappointing 
4-7-1 mark, it can by no means be considered a 
totally wasted effort. 

It was a rebuilding year for the Flashes as the 1973 team 
had posted a 0-6-3 record and graduated most of its mem- 
bers. This past season's team was composed almost entirely 
of newcomers and also an entirely new coaching staff. 

Ex-basketball mentor Frank Truitt was handed the reigns 
when Bob Truman left. Truitt's first decision, and probably 
his finest, was to name Bob Meden, Steve Wilder and Herb 
Page as his assistant coaches. Meden and Wilder were both 
soccer standouts at KSU in 1972 when the Flashes qualified 
for the nationals. Page was a former KSU football kicker 
and golfer. 

With a team made of mostly freshman and junior college 
transfer students, the Flashes began two-a-day drills in prep- 

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Story by Ron Seuffert 


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aration for the season. 

One of the team's least worries was thought to be goal- 
tending because of all-MAC goalie Bob Clouse. Bad news 
came early, however. In the first two minutes of the first 
game against Hiram College, Clouse attempted to block a 
shot and fell to the ground. He was helped off the field with 
a shoulder separation and was declared through for the year. 
Hiram was no match for the Flashes, however, as Bruno 
Cherrier tied a FSU record by scoring five goals in one game 
and Kent tripped the Terriers 7-1 . 

The next match against the defending Ohio champs and 
MAC rival Bowling Green did not go as well. The Falcons 
completely outclassed the inexperienced boosters 7-0. 

After a victory over the Rockets of Toledo University, 
the Flashes proceeded to drop two straight, one to Walsh 
and the other to Akron. 

Their high point of the season came during the next three 
games, as they tied Miami and defeated two ranked teams in 
Lakeland Community College and Ohio University. How- 
ever, the Flashes then finished by dropping four in a row to 
teams they could have beaten. 

There were many bright spots for the Flashes, most of 
them showing on the defensive side of the field. Jeff John- 
son stepped right in for the injured Clouse and did a fine job 
through most of the season. The fullbacks also kept the 
Kent team in the game most of the time with some great 
stops. Especially tough were Gary Gough, Joe Burwell, 
Harry Jacob and Luigi Letieri. 

Offensively, the Flashes were not so hot. The team could 
only muster 15 goals during the entire season but everyone 
on that front scoring line was a freshman, and the exper- 
ience gained this year hopefully will benefit the team in 
years to come. 

It was a somewhal 
season, but not 



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fotal waste. 


For just about every body in Kent 


INTEREST IN all forms of exercise has greatly in- 
creased in recent times-with today's prices rising 
faster than one can do a chin-up, pull-up or sit-up, 
people seem to be moving their bodies more. 

Sports enthusiasts are bicycling themselves to work and 
classes while others jog or walk to relieve the heavy frustra- 
tions of a day's work. Now more than ever since the turn of 
the century, exercise is the name of the game. 

At Kent State University, jogging has become a forerun- 
ner for full relaxation of the body. Day after day, at any 
hour around campus, professors, cross country runners and 
students can be seen virtually running for their lives, as 
jogging builds heart, lungs and circulatory vessels to help 
prevent coronary attacks. 

Dr. Lawrence A. Golding, physical education professor, is 
conducting a noon hour jogging program for the men in 
Kent. Townspeople, students and professors have been per- 
ticipating in this program. 

Rick Tauber, assistant director of intramurals, says, "Peo- 
ple are getting away from varsity sports for more partici- 
pation and personal satisfaction. Right now the thing is 
self-defense. I suppose the women signing up are trying to 
protect themselves." 

A new campus exercise addition this year is a weight 

Story by Diane Adrine 

room located in the old student activities office, near John- 
son Hall The two main features of the room are the univer- 
sal gym, which makes it possible for more than one person 
to work out at a time, and the bench press. Although there 
is no weight lifting team at Kent, students still practice this 
Olympic sport, and also work out with power lifting, which 
consists of the bench press, squat and dead lift. 

In regard to handball and raquetball, Tauber says, the 
courts are always filled. "These sports have become very 
popular here. We have three courts open from 8 a.m. to 11 
p.m., with a one-hour reservation period for each, and 
they're filled every hour, every day. 

"We also need another pool. Students always wish there 
was more open swimming time," says Tauber. He goes on to 
say that Roosevelt High School's swim team also uses the 
Memorial Gymnasium pool. The pool facilities at Wills 
Gymnasium have no time open for swimming. 

In terms of "exercise" itself, aside from Foundations tor 
Movement offered by the women's physical education de- 
partment, there is none, except for warm-up exercising and 
pre-season conditioning for various sports. 

Women's team competition includes gymnastics, swim- 
ming volleyball, basketball, field hockey, golf, tennis, Soft- 
ball and fencing. The performing groups are the square dan- 
cers, better known as the Fancy Flashers, and the modern 
dance club, called the Performing Dancers. 

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Some students make use of barbells and other weightlifting equipment in the 
weight room in the Quad area, above left, while others take to somewhat less 
grueling activities like folk dancing, left, self-defense classes, below left, and 
friendly basketball and volleyball games, above and below. 

Most people do it at their own speed, 
day by day. They might work up a 
sweat, but it's mostly for fun. 

Vlany students find exercise without organized games, by riding bicycles or even 
>y jumping in the leaves, right and above. 



Then there are the serious ones- the ones 
who put out 100% and work to stay there. 

(Continued from page 164.) 

"The teams travel primarily within 
a 200-mile radius, but some teams 
have gone as far as California and Ari- 
zona," said Junia W. Vannoy, assistant 
professor of physical education, and 
adviser of the Women's Recreation 
Association (WRA), intramurals, and 
the performing clubs. 

She said the physical education re- 
quirement has been dropped in some 
schools, "so the interest has dropped 

Some of the sport areas for handi- 
capped students are track and field, 

Varsity sports such as swimming and basketball, 
opposite left, and below left, give the opportunity 
for strenous exercise during waimup workout per- 
iods. Intramurals draw many students who enjoy a 

swimming, archery, weightlifting, 
table tennis and basketball. One stu- 
dent, who was a lifequard here last 
summer, said swimming for the handi- 
capped was offered last summer in 
Memorial Pool, "but people didn't 
take advantage of it. I don't know-it 
could have been they didn't have 

By all appearances, an increasing 
number of enthusiasts in Kent have 
put exercise in their lifestyles. Stu- 
dents interested in jumping of the fit- 
ness bandwagon might try walking to 
class one day; the change might do 
some good. 

bit of competition and an organized sport like 
touch football, left. Kent has kept up with the 
surge of interest in tennis. Pros and amateurs fill 
the courts all day long. 

The Code of Isshinryu Karate 







A person's heart is the same as heaven and earth. 

The manner of striking is either hard or soft. 

Let the fist be a hammer. 


The body should be able to change directions at any time. 

The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself. 

The eyes must see all sides. 

The code of Isshinryu Karate is the philosophy, the men- 
tal discipline involved in studying the Martial Arts. If one is 
a true student of the art, the principles will be incorporated 
into the lifestyle of the individual. Featured in this set of 
photographs is Ron Shaw, instructor of the Isshinryu Karate 
Club at KSU. 

If the first precept, "a man's heart is the same as heaven 
and earth," is practiced, man has no quarrel with life and 
therefore no need to fight. 

The second, is the yin-yang principle of combining hard 
and soft techniques in fighting and in kata. 

Let the fist be a hammer, is from the island of Okinawa, 

where the natives toughened their fists to smash through the 
armor of the attacking invaders. 

The body should be able to change directions at any 
time. This is important for the survival of the well-trained 

In any strata of society, the person who can spot oppor- 
tunities and act on them, is the one to excel. The precept, 
"the time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself," 
applies to everyday life as well as in self-defense situations. 

The last,"the eye must see all sides," is part of the 
training which integrates all of the other precepts in any 

Photos and story by Jack Radgowski 


Jumping out of a plane 

Ever wonder what it would be like 
to fall 5,000 feet over Kent? 

SHADING MY eyes with my hand and squinting 
hard against the brilliant sun, I can just barely 
make out a tiny figure against the blue of the sky. 
The figure is suspended from a small inverted dish that 
grows larger with every second. Soon the figure is identifi- 
able as a man. His feet touch the ground with a quiet 
thump, the dish collapsing around him. He gathers the cloth 
together and stride toward me. 

"Hi, I'm Jonathan Frick." A big hand on a long arm that 
is covered with the green of a light-weight jump suit reaches 
out and smothers my own hand in a firm grip, pumping 
furiously. Billows of orange and white nylon seek to escape 
from under his left arm with every puff of wind on this hot 

"What can I tell you about skydiving?" he asks, fixing his 
intense gray eyes on mine. Still awed by the grace of his de 
scent to earth, I manage to relate how I am writing this 
story about skydiving for the KSU yearbook and how I 
thought it would be best to learn myself so I could tell the 
story from the inside out. 

"Well, that won't be hard. Can you start today?" 
"Today?" I choked. "Doesn't it take a couple of weeks?" 
Jon laughed and shook his head at my ignorance. "Most 
people don't realize exactly what they are getting them- 
selves into when they come to learn to jump." Somehow 
that sounded rather ominous to me. 

"The length of instruction time is actually quite short," 
he continued. "If we start now, we can have you jumping 

Story by Dan Ernst 

by five o'clock." 

Things were progressing much too fast for my taste and I 
was seriously wondering if I wanted the story that badly. 

Before I had a chance to say "no" I was moving toward 
the airport classroom on spongy knees. Jon was directing 
me with gentle pressure on my shoulder. 

Somewhere through my reluctant haze I heard a voice 
explaining the ins and outs of parachuting. 

"The two most important parts of the whole expe- 
rience," said Jon in a tone that made me sure he had made 
the same speech to hundreds before me, "are the aircraft 
exit and landing. You'll spend three hours just learning how 
to land without breaking your ankles." My right knee be- 
came much spongier. 

"Your first jump will be a static line jump and so will the 
next four after that. Then, if you're ready, you can free 

He led me into an air-conditioned room that already had 
nine other neophyte parachutists who sought refuge from 
their own protesting knees on wooden benches around the 
room. Several looked as though they had very large butter- 
flies in their stomachs. At least I was not alone and drew 
some strength from the numbers. 

For the next hour, Jon lectured on the techniques of 
exiting the plane, controlling the descent and landing so as 
to minimize the already slight shock. 

Next we went outside to a place Jon called "the pit." It 
had a 10-foot high platform next to it. The idea of this was 
to teach us to land with our legs together, slightly flexed, 

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(Continued from page 176.) 

and to roll with the impact. "Don't 
try to be a hot dog and stand up," 
warned Jon. "It transmits the shock 
all they way up your backbone." We 
practiced in "the pit" for two hours 
and then broke for lunch. During the 
meal break, Jon talked about skydiv- 
ing and the enjoyment he gets out of 

After lunch we practiced for 
another two hours in "the pit" with 
Jon constantly critiquing our practice 
landings and making suggestions. We 
didn't leave until everyone had it 

"OK everybody, gather around 
here. You all look good. I think it's 
time to go do it." With that we all 
headed for the equipment room to 
draw parachutes and flight 
gear— helmets, goggles, gloves and 
jump suits. 

We all marched out to the waiting 
airplanes and climbed in. Almost all 
the morning's apprehension was gone 
due to the hard drill and confident in- 
struction we had gotten from Jon. 

As we climbed to our 5000-foot 
jump altitude, I watched Jon's face 
for any kind of expression. He only 
looked out the open door of the plane 
searching for high winds over the drop 
zone. He had done all he could. We 
were on our own. I heard Jon yell 
"Go" and by sheer reflex from the 

day's drill, I stepped out. 

The plane and its noise dropped 
away and I counted to five waiting for 
the 'chute to open. With a smooth de- 
celeration, the nylon blossomed over 
my head and I floated, hardly feeling 
any sensation of the descent. All was 
quiet, I could hear only the wind 
around my helmet and the far away 
drone of the airplane as it headed 
back to the field. 

The ground was coming up faster 
and I had to think about making the 
target zone. Dumping some air from 
the right side of the 'chute I changed 
my drift away from some trees and 
into the clearing. The ground was 
coming up very fast now and I tried to 
remember everything Jon had said: 
"Keep your feet together, knees bent, 
roll with the landing..." 

Thump! I hit the ground and col- 
lapsed into the dirt, making a perfect 
landing. I stook up thoroughly enjoy- 
ing the thrill of my first jump until 
the wind caught my 'chute and drag- 
ged me through the dirt and grass 
bringing me back to the real world. 

I was finally halted by Jon who ex- 
pertly folded my canopy laughing un- 
controllably. "Don't get carried away. 
It was a good jump but not that good. 
There'll be many more." 

Yes, I agree. There will be many 

...the ground was coming up very fast now 
and I tried to remember everything Jon had said 


some call it 
horseback riding 


AT THE start of each quarter, you may notice stu- 
dents walking around campus bow-legged with ex- 
tremely sensitive ends. In case you've wondered 
why, the answer is probably "equitation." 

If you don't know what that means, don't feel 
bad-you're not alone. Simplified, it means horseback riding, 
but although the classes have been offered at Kent for seven 
years, relatively few students know about it. 

The "equitation" listing in the catalog has caused much 
confusion. As Judy Devine, coordinator of the program, 
says, "I've had students sign up for the course, come the 
first day and then I watch their mouths drop when I an- 
nounce it's a horseback riding class." 

Three equitation courses-beginning, intermediate and ad- 
vanced-are offered fall, winter and spring quarters under 
the physical education department. The two-hour courses 
teach not only the rudiments of proper riding, but also a 
general knowledge of the horse: its history, anatomy, breed- 
ing and diseases, and how to groom, feed, and break horses. 
Prior to riding, the students are responsible for bridling and 
saddling the horses. 

(See next page.) 

Story by Leslie Burkhart 

Kathy VandeLogt, right, riding instructor at Sun Beau Valley, instills confidence 
in beginning riders. 


(Continued from page 181.) 

The courses are taught at Sun Beau Valley, a privately 
owned estate near Ravenna whose 70 acres of picturesque 
landscape are reminiscent of Kentucky bluegrass farms. In 
addition to a large outdoor riding area, an indoor riding hall 
permits year-round riding. 

For those John Wayne enthusiasts thinking of taking the 
classes, riding is not as easy as it looks. English riding is the 
only kind taught, and with no saddle horn to hang on to, 
students are quick to realize this is an athletic sport requir- 
ing a conditioned body. 

Under the expert guidance of instructor Kathy Vande- 
Logt, students develop strong leg muscles and learn to co- 
ordinate their body movements to that of the horse. The 
end result is a harmonious flow of rhythm and motion. 

The horses used in the classes are top-grade animals, 
well-disciplined and skilled in jumping. Many of the horses 
compete in shows throughout the state. 

Dr. Fay Biles was instrumental in starting the riding 
classes at KSU in 1968. Dr. Biles, then an assistant professor 
of health and education, was interested in offering classes 
which would teach students "lifetime sports-something 
they can take with them and enjoy after graduation." 

After the first lesson, what students usually take with 
them is a pain in the ass, literally. But all are quick to agree 
that riding is one of the most enjoyable, worthwhile courses 
at KSU. 

Equestrian students, left and below, learn to care for horses and the horses find 
affection from their riders. Jumping students, opposite, must work for rhythm 
and coordination with their horses. 


The end result is a 

harmonious flow 

of rhythm and motion 



The temper of a coach, 
the failure of a team 

Basketball '75 

WHILE IT may have been a long, cold, losing season 
for the 1974-75 Kent State basketball team, 
first-year Golden Flash coach Rex Hughes did ev- 
erything in his power to generate some heat. 

The inexperienced Flashes struggled to a 5-19 record and 
finished dead last in the Mid-American Conference. But the 
fiery Hughes gave Kent fans something to talk about. 

Clad in his flamboyant, modish clothes, the 6 foot 4 
former Southern California assistant coach paced up and 
down the sideline like a caged tiger as his team found a 
number of bizarre ways to lose games. 

A familiar sight to Flash fans was that of Hughes cupping 
his hands to his mouth as he shouted words of encourage- 

Story by Jeff Bell 

ment and instruction to his sometimes hopeless ensemble of 
Flash cagers. 

The Kent cage coach found the going tough as he at- 
tempted to mold four veterans (Brad Robinson, Rich Gates, 
Tom Brabson and Jim Zoet), three freshmen (Tony 
Jamison, Odell Ball and Mike Miller) and a transfer (Randy 
Felhaber) into a winning combination. 

MAC referees quickly learned how vociferous Hughes' 
language could get when a call went against the luckless 
KSU squad. 

Ask just about any conference referee about the extent 
of the wrath of an irked Hughes and you would probably 
receive a reply something like: "Rex can get really mean. 

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His team found a number of 
bizzare ways to lose games 

(Continued from page 184.) 

His language could make a steelworker blush." 

Hughes' expletive-loaded manner of expression, his dis- 
pleasure with MAC referees and his complete frankness with 
newsmen caused him to receive a two-game suspension late 
in the season from MAC Commissioner Fred Jacoby. 

The suspension, called "unjustified" by Hughes, came af- 
ter he verbally assaulted two referees, publicly criticized the 
performance and qualifications of conference officials, 
which breaks the MAC's controversial "gag" rule, and blast- 
ed the "gag" rule itself. 

While Jacoby could not see Hughes' point, the KSU com- 
munity did. Cries of "We Love Rex" flowed from the stu- 
dent section in Memorial Gym, to which Hughes replied, "I 
love the students here. They're beautiful people." 




I Burr focus on:"| 

Women in sports 

BEFORE WOMEN'S Lib bumped elbows with uni- 
versity athletic programs, win-loss records in wo- 
men's sports at Kent State went unrecorded. 

Field hockey captains couldn't remember who beat Slip- 
pery Rock the previous year. 

Nobody kept statistics for the basketball team. 

The press didn't report if the volleyball team even went 
to the State Tournament, let alone print a score. 

However, with the advent of Title IX of the Education 
Amendments Act of 1972, insuring women separate but 
equal opportunities in sports, attitudes began to change. 

In many ways, Denise (Chicki) Chicko, a senior at KSU, 
represents the transitional woman college athlete. 

She has played field hockey and basketball, as well as 
swum for Kent State for the past three years. 

I asked Chicki to comment on what it means to compete 
in the "forgotten" sports at KSU. 

In many ways, her answers reflected the ethical code for 
the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women 
( AIAW) which contends "the purpose of intercollegiate ath- 
letics is to provide an opportunity for the participant to 
develop her potential as a skilled performer in an educa- 
tional setting." Do you agree with the AlA W philosophy 
that it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play 
the game? 

"I like to win, but I like skill better. Ii may sound corny, 
but sports isn't just to win, it really devel ps you. 

"I get off on the 'movement experience'-it feels good." 

At other times, her comments reflected gutsy competi- 

Do you mean you can accept victory or defeat without a 

Story by Debby Malacky 

"No, I get upset when I lose." 

Do you get violent when you compete? 

"No, just aggressive-to me 'aggressive' is a good word." 

Do you cry from tension? 

"No, I see a game as two teams competing and the better 
team at that particular moment is goint to win. I may feel a 
little bummed out if we lose-especially if I didn't play my 

Sometimes she spoke like a pressured athlete. 

How keyed up do you get, for example, before a basket- 
ball game? 

"I get really psyched-I don't eat anything for a day be- 
fore the game. I start to get vague, tense feelings about a 
week before the game. At mid-week, the feeling gets 'nit- 
ty-gritty'. It reaches a peak on the way to the game with the 
rest of the team. 

"There's alot of cheering and talking on the bus. We have 
a couple of women with good mouths who lead cheers. The 
noise relieves tension. 

"At that time, I'll either talk a whole lot or just sit there 
and meditate about what I'm going to do to help the team." 

She talked about school spirit and team morale. 

How does Kent State compare with other area colleges in 
competitive spirit? 

"We're looser in a lot of ways and that's good. 

"I would have atrophisized in a highly competitve school 
because I'm not that good. 

"The exciting part of sports is not watching the 'best,' it's 
watching two women being their best and seeing how it 
turns out." 

Often she answered like the "new woman." 

Have you ever competed against a man? 

"Yes, to sharpen my skills in basketball. I don't like it 


'I hate to vegetate. Sports give me 
an opportunity to experience my 
competitive nature.' — Chicki 

when they pansey you, though. 

"And I don't mind being beaten by a guy. I figure anyone 
bigger than me will do a number on me-man or woman. 

Are you naturally competitive as a person? 

"I hate to vegetate. Sports give me an opportunity to 
experience my competitive nature." 

Chicki represents the transition. 

She will be gone long before Kent State offers scholar- 
ships to women athletes. But during her college career, she 
manifested womanly athletic competitiveness like a 2001 
star-baby of Germaine Greer's imagination. 

'Pound for pound, you're as good as he is.' 

BECAUSE I'M 6 feet 1, for 
most of my life I've heard 
people yell, "Hey, do you 
play basketball?" So I didn't. 

I've always thought of basketball as 
being a "man's sport," and since I am 
so tall, that's about as masculine as I 
wanted to get. So I kept away. 

Joyce Ryals is 5 feet 1 1 , weighs 
over 1 50 pounds and plays basketball 

for the Kent team. Joyce did not fit 
my impression of what I thought fe- 
male athletes were like. Joyce is not 
loud, boisterous, muscular and manly. 
She's outspoken and gregarious, but 
not overbearing. Her smile is refresh- 
ing and her complexion the smoothest 
I've ever seen. She's extremely 

"Basketball is one of the biggest 
phases in my life," she emphasizes. "I 
don't mind being called a jock; I get a 
feeling of accomplishment when I 

Because of her height, Joyce was 
also encouraged to play basketball in 
high school. So she did. 

"I've always enjoyed being tall," 
she smiles. "I look at all the advan- 

On the basketball court, Joyce, like 
the rest of the team, is very aggressive. 
She throws the ball with force, runs 
hard and plays fast. She sweats. 

Comparing the referee with the wo- 
men on the team, the referee looks 
timid and weak. 

"When you're on that floor, you 
block everything else out," Joyce ex- 
plains. "You don't even care if you 
fall down and bruise yourself." 

Most of the women on the team 
have black and blue marks during the 
whole season. "But now we have knee 
pads. That helps somewhat," Joyce 

In the locker room, knee pads, 
sweat socks, gym shoes and other 
sports equipment are cluttered. The 
talk is about the next game and they 
use terms which I'm unfamiliar with: 

Story by Inge Orendt 


lay-ups, fakes, rebounds and fast 
breaks. The women refer to each oth- 
er by last names or nicknames. There's 
Shorty and Froschand Kilroy. 

Joyce combs her hair, looking in a 
mirror which has a sign that reads: 
Pound for Pound, You're as Good as 
He Is. 

"I don't consider myself masculine 
or feminine," she says, turning to me. 
"I think both sexes have qualities that 
are considered male and female. I'm 
capable of defending myself, which is 
considered masculine, yet I like to 
cook and sew and I treat my Siamese 
cats like children. 

"I like to get dressed up, but I'm 
not upset if I don't get a chance to 
put on my make-up," she continues. 

"I guess a lot depends on how one's 
been brought up. My parents always 
encouraged my sports and my boy- 
friends have always thought it was 
?reat, too." 

Talking to Joyce has changed my 
impressions of what a female jock 
really is. Her attitude, her vivacious- 
tiess and her deep love of basketball 
make me regret I never tried it. As she 
puts it, "Basketball is where I find my 
pleasure and enjoyment. I'm me, and I 
lon't care what other people think." 

'I don't mind being called a jock. I get a feeling 
of accomplishment when I play.' 



Vying for a fair share of the sports 

IF IT wasn't for government 
legislation restricting fi- 
nancial inequalities in a 
state institution, women's intercolle- 
giate athletics would probably still be 
operating on a small-scale club basis. 

Instead, thanks to Title IX, the 
government legislation offering guide- 
lines for equal opportunity with feder- 
ally funded institutions, along with 
the increased interest in women's 
sports, women's athletics at KSU are 
on the rise, both in power and pres- 

The Department of Health Educa- 
tion and Welfare (HEW) 
recommended the legislation in 1972 
which guaranteed equal treatment to 
all constituants in any federally fund- 
ed institution regardless of race, sex or 

The legislation helped by doubling 
the operating funds of intercollegiate 
athletics, bringing its budget to a 
$31,000total for conducting 10 inter- 
collegiate sports on a somewhat larger 
scale than last year. 

With the increased budget, Janet 
Bachna, acting director of women's 
intercollegiate athletics at KSU, has 
been able to operate on a larger scale. 

"I have been able to better insure 
our players against injury, bringing the 

Story by Kathy Siemon 



insurance standard up to par with 
men," Bachna explained. 

She said she also lias increased allo- 
cations to each individual sport by an 
average of $500 and has put funds 
aside for tournament participation. 

But, while the financial increase is 
on the upswing, Bachna said it will 
take still more money to bring the de- 
partment up to athletic standards. 

"We would like to purchase more 
equipment for the department and 
have better facilities for training," she 

Intercollegiate athletics, operating 
under intramurals, presently share 
equipment with the Department of 
Women's Health and Physical Educa- 

"We would also like to begin an 
athletic scholarship program for 
women who excel in athletic perfor- 
mance," Bachna said. 

Presently, women athletes are only 
offered academic scholarships and fi- 
nancial aid from the university which 
means they must comply with the aca- 
demic standards of the scholarship 
program to stay in school and advance 
their skill. Winona Vannoy, assistant 
professor of women's athletics, point- 
ed out that, while the Association of 
Intercollegiate Athletics for Women 
(AIAW) has compiled guidelines for 

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athletic scholarship programs for 
women, mixed emotions still exist. 

"Women's athletics stress the edu- 
cational value of sports participation 
rather than the win-loss philosophy of 
men's athletics," she explained. 

In order to maintain this philoso- 
phy, a scholarship program can be 
implemented only with stringent 
guidelines, she said. 

"We must try to avoid buying ath- 
letes with a scholarship program so we 
don't lose sight of our objectives," she 

It comes down to the school with 
the most money winning and that is 
not what athletics is all about, she 

Bachna said she would also like 
enough money to hire full-time 
coaches to keep continuity within the 

"There is a great turnover in the 
part-time coaching staff because we 
can only pay them about SI. 000 per 
sport," she said. 

Bachna estimated an increase to 
S60,000 as an operable budget for an 
effective program. Women's intercolle- 
giate athletics are funded through the 
general fund. 

Financially, however, KSU is not 
unlike other State universities in the 
country. Athletic department budgets 
range from $5,000 to $90,000 per 

"Thanks to Title IX and an increase 
in interest, both on the part of the 
women and the administrators, KSU's 
athletic department is beginning to 
grow," Bachna said. 

Yet, according to Vannoy, while 
Ohio is out in front in funding its wo- 
men's athletics programs, a great in- 
equality between men's and women's 
athletics still exist. 

The men's intercollegiate athletics 
operate under a budget of $1,180,000 
for this year, according to Mike Lude, 
director of that department. 

"We don't expect to operate with 
as great a magnitude as men's athletics 
do," Vannoy said. 

"It would be unrealistic to think 
that women's athletics expect 
$1,000,000 to operate," Bachna said. 

"Women don't want the large-scale 
pressures of men's athletics," she ex- 

"I don't want to hire and fire a 
coach on her win and loss records like 
the men's athletics department does," 
she said. 

"Rather, a good coach is judged, in 
my mind, on her ability in leadership 
and the guidance she can give to the 
girls to perform to their best 
abilities," she added. 

The importance of sports and the 
expansion of the women's athletics lie 
in the effects it has on the participants 
as well as on the university, according 
to Bachna. 

"Sports gives a girl a chance to 
learn to cope with competition and 
that is what life is all about," she said. 

"Progress of women's athletics 
came for the realization that women 
are human beings-what is good for 
one sex is good for the other," 
Vannoy said. 

Title IX gave women's intercolle- 
giate athletics at KSU an expanding 

An AIAW was formed nationwide 
in 1972 to unify the growing women's 
athletics and establish a set of guide- 
lines, Bachna said. 

"Women's athletics has been behind 
for a long time and has just recently 
begun a rapid growth," Vannoy said. 
"We still have a long way to go." 


Accepting the challenge 

FEMALE ATHLETES, while traditionally forced to occupy a lesser posi- 
tion in funding and "importance" than their male counterparts, have 
proven active and ready to accept the challenge of sports competition 
at KSU. 

In gymnastics, the women's teams have made winning a tradition since varsity 
competition began here about 16 years ago. Coming into the 1974-75 season the 
women brought an overall record of 88 wins and five losses with them. 

The program has flourished under the coaching of Rudy and Janet Bachna. 

"The men and women work togeth- 
er," Rudy said. "They help each oth- 
er, spotting during practices and giving 
each other encouragement. 

"This year the women's team has a 
strong nucleus of veterans returning. 
We're trying to blend our veteran 
strength with the new kids," he 

"We want to hit a team score of 
100 this season," he said. In gymnas- 
tics, the top four out of five scores 
count in each event. 

If the gymnasts qualify at the state 
meet, they go to regional competition. 
From there qualifying gymnasts head 
for Hollywood, California, and the na- 
tional competition. 
Members of the KSU women's team have gone to national competition for the 
last four years, making a total of five appearances there. 

Perhaps the most strenuous women's sport is field hockey. The game is similar 
to ice hockey, but is played on a regulation football field. The strategy is similar 
to soccer. 

Players use field hockey sticks to manipulate a small round ball down the field 
and into their goal, which is somewhat smaller than a soccer goal. 

The game is played in two half-time periods lasting 35 minutes each. There is 
one five-minute break between each half, but rules call for no time-outs or substi- 

"The girls really have to be in shape," KSU coach Judy Devine said. "It's a 

Story by Teresa Hamilton 


of competition 

'The men and women work together. 

They help each other.' 


difficult game to coach and play because there's no time to 
communicate with the players. Once they're on the field, 
they're on their own. 

"We generally hit about 500; we win about as many as we 
lose." This season's record was two wins, three losses and 
one tie. 

Basketball, generally thought of as a man's sport, has 
great promise for women at KSU. The Flashes have two 
teams, varsity and junior varsity, and two coaches with 
some interesting philosophies. 

"We're trying to be untraditional," KSU junior varsity 
coach Freda Fly said. "We have 13 players on the junior 
varsity team and as long as they are physically able, all 13 
players will play in every game." 

"For varsity, we put the five strongest players on the 
court at all times," varsity coach Judy Devine said. 

"We're committed to team effort and human interac- 
tion," Fly said. "We want individuals to gain confidence in 
themselves and we want them to enjoy competition. 

"Our motto for the season is 'Try in '75'." 

The women's tank star is freshman Gail Thompson. She 
qualified for national competition last November in the 200 
freestyle and may soon qualify in three other events. 

Seven members of the women's swim team traveled to 
Ontario, Canada, to compete in the University of Waterloo 
Invitational early in the season. 

Thompson took a third in the 300 freestyle. Other team 
members competed in consolation finals and came back 
with much improved times. 

"I hope the people who went will be the strength of the 
team in the future," KSU coach Pam Noakes said. "They all 
did their best times and improved greatly over last quar- 



Look.'s a bird... 

it's a 

it looks like my mother! 

Taking off with Project Dove 

WHEN A wife and mother goes back to college full 
time, it stirs up alot of dust at home. There is the 
real dust, because she is not home all the time to 
keep it under control. And there is dust in the mind-her 
mind and the minds of her husband, her children and her 

With the help of Project Dove, a returning student can 
keep ahead of all the dusty problems created by her new life 

Kay Schotzinger, Jan Patton, and women of the com- 
munity started Project Dove in 1973 with the first Woman's 
Day on Campus to discuss what women are doing now and 
what they want to be doing. There was a large response and 
have since been four Women's Days on Campus and at least 
30 women each quarter seeking some counselling from 
Project Dove. 

There is often a misunderstanding about Project Dove, 
says Schotzinger. The people at Dove do not make decisions 
for other women. The big decision to come back to school 
has already been made-Project Dove is there to help the 
decision work easier. 

The biggest problem women have when returning to 
school after a long absence is that they are timid and afraid 
to take chances, says Schotzinger. 

Story by Kathleen Belknap 

One woman who has been back to school for two quar- 
ters said, "I've learned to be vulnerable. It feels great! It's 
better to be vulnerable and fall on your face a few times 
than to be passive. I used to be a 'yes, but...' woman. When 
things like the Woman's Day came up, it would be the same 
story-yes, I'd like to go, but. cleaning lady comes that 
day, or the kids have piano lessons." 

Schotzinger says the real ending to the sentence is, "Yes, 
but I might fail. Often, people never get past the "yes, 

Other real problems faced by women returning to school 
have to do with their families. Besides fears about inadequa- 
cy, they have to contend with husbands and relatives who 
sometimes don't understand why they want to leave home 
and go to college. It is also difficult to schedule classes 
around meals, ironing, children, and other household duties 
that cannot just be dropped. 

Project Dove helps women to deal with personal frustra- 
tions, family hassles, and also helps to cut through some of 
the red tape during registration. The university is a big, 
scary place and the admissions procedure alone is enough to 
make anyone have second thoughts about coming to school, 
says Schotzinger. 

Also, women returning to school often have doubts about 

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their age. They are usually in classes 
with 17-to 21 -year-olds and in many 
cases the women have children as old 
as their classmates. They are also con- 
cerned about being too old when they 
graduate. They wonder if anyone will 
hire them. 

However, Schotzinger is quick to 
point out that the mature women at 
KSU are "among our best students." 
They have better GPA's than younger 
students and tend to be more motivat- 
ed to study and participate in class. 

The best way to understand the 
motivation and thought behind 
women who are "braving it" at KSU is 
to listen to their stories. 

Ronnie McEntee, a journalism/ 
public relations major went to a 
Catholic girls' school and was not al- 
lowed to continue there after her mar- 
riage. "I tried to go back to school, 
but it was difficult because I couldn't 
take 403 without having had 401, and 
that was because I was pregnant when 
they offered it. It was an endless cir- 

Ronnie McEntee, left, plans on a degree and then a 
job in public relations. Kay Schotzinger, below 
left, the co-founder of Project Dove (Development, 
Opportunity, Vocation, Education). Women meet 
weekly to talk about problems and advancement at 
KSU, below. Joanne Perrin, opposite above, breaks 
from studies to read to her children. Penny 
Christenson, opposite below, really works in her 
physical education course. 


cle. But the children are all in school 
now and I'm going to get my degree. 
Then I'm going to search for a job be- 
cause now I know I can do it! I came 
back to school, not because I was un- 
happy, but because I was phased out 
of another job-raising the children. 
And I don't want to cripple my chil- 
dren by living through them." 

Joanne Perrin, a nursing student 
with two children and a husband in 
school also, says, "There was an al- 
most sudden turnaround. I wanted to 
know what I was going to do for me! I 
had done everything 'prescribed'-gone 
to teacher's college, married, had two 
children. I decided I couldn't just sit 
back and let things happen to me." 

Coming back to school is a new 
road, there are many obstacles and teh 
rewards are uncertain, but the desire is 

As one woman puts it, "I feel like a 
seed about to sprout. I don't know 
what kind of plant I'll grow into, I 
don't even know if I'll like it. But I do 
feel I have to give it a chance to grow." 

'I feel like a seed about to sprout. I don't know what 
kind of plant I'll grow into, or even if I'll like it. But I 
do feel I have to give it a chance to grow.' 

J. Radgowski 



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Is it possible for another 
economic crash similar to 
the Great Depression of 
the 1930's to recur? 

I think one could not rule out the 
possibility, but the likelihood of it 
happening is not very high. 

We have learned a great deal on 
how to deal with slowdowns, and we 
have a greater understanding now of 
economic recessions and what can be 
done to curb them. 

There is a greater willingness on the 
part of the people to put into effect 
programs that would help to curb re- 

Dr. William J. Weiskopf, 
economics professor 

The business cycle is by no means 
obsolete. This is well evidenced by the 
series of recessions experienced by the 
U.S. since World War II. There is no 
reason to expect that these will not 
continue to occur in the future. How- 
ever, a severe depression, such as that 
experienced by the U.S. during the 
'30s is highly unlikely for several rea- 

There have been widespread bank- 
ing and financial reforms since the 
'30s, new and improved economic the- 
ories have been developed, and the 
Employment Act of 1946 made it a 
prime responsibility of the govern- 
ment to foster maximum production, 
employment and purchasing power. 

Also, government spending relative 

to the Gross National Product (GNP) 

is now much greater than in the '30s. 

Dr. Harold R. Williams, 

acting chairperson, 

Department of Economics 

There is a substantial difference be- 
tween the situation in the 1930s and 
the situation now. Not only the 
United States but other economies 
have developed remedies against de- 
pression which work. 

I do not see any depression in the 
next years in either the United States 
or the industrialized countries of the 
world. A recession or mini-recession, 
yes, but depression, no. 

The outlook for 1975-76 presents a 
picture of the U.S. economy which 
could be characterized as "stag- 
flation"-where the economy develops 
at very slow rates of growth and under 
inflationary pressure. 

Dr. Vladimir Simunek, 
economics professor 


How will history 
treat Richard Nixon? 

The next generation of 10 years or so will rate Richard 
Nixon among the lowest of presidents-along with Warren 
Harding. However, unlike Harding, the future will concen- 
trate less on his personal failures and more on his foreign 

He showed more imagination and grasp of foreign affairs 
than any other president since Truman. If Kissinger is suc- 
cessful, Nixon's rating will go up. Their skill in the handling 
of Vietnam, the resumption with China and relations with 
the Soviet Union are major potential advantages that 
Nixon's reputation may be salvaged if the present foreign 
policy is successful. 

Dr. Lawrence S. Kaplan, 
history professor 

Somewhat ambivalently. On the one hand, I expect that 
the Nixon Administration will be held up an an example of 
the very abuses which the Founding Fathers attempted to 
prevent and that "The System" did work sufficiently to 
repudiate and force him from office; also, of the excess of 
the 20th century tendency toward a "strong" presidency 
and of the general irrationality of the late 1960s. 

In more traditional measures of evaluation, I think "his- 
tory" will be blandly neutral with regard to his domestic 
policies and favorable to his foreign policies. 

In sum, Richard Nixon will be to historians as he has 
been to his contemporaries--an enigma, a dehumanized 
symbol and a caricature. 

Dr. James P. Louis, 
assistant history professor 

Over all, history will treat Richard Nixon very harshly 
and critically. With the passage of time, he will attain some 
favorable comments for his handling of international affairs. 

Dr. Henry N. Whitney, 


Department of History 





How will Americans accept the Metric System? 

I think Americans will accept the 
switch to the metric system very slow- 
ly. It will take a long time to catch on. 
As soon as people come out of grade 
school, everything moves too fast and 
they become set in their ways. People 
don't like changes. 

Dr. John Neuzil, 
assistant mathematics professor 

Americans will have no problem ac- 
cepting the switch. There should be 
little if no difficulty at all. The metric 
system is easier than our present sys- 
tem. It will just take getting used to in 
relationship with the quantities of the 
present system. 

Dr. Nancy Rogers, 
assistant mathematics professor 

Initially there will be some natural 
resistance to the conversion to the 
metric system. However, most people 
will make the adjustment without 
much difficulty. 

Dr. Richard K. Brown, 


Department of Mathematics 


How close are researchers 
to arresting cancer? 

Cancer is like the cold-it's one kind of disease with many 
different causes. Some kinds of cancer we already have ar- 
resting cures for, such as breast cancer and leukemia. 

Five years ago, I said it would be five years before we 
found the cure for cancer, but now I think it will be 10 to 
20 years using our approach to the problem. 

We are studying the normal cells and at the same time 
comparing them with the abnormal cancer cells. If we don't 

understand normal cells, how can we hope to understand 
abnormal cells? Finding a cure will not be an immediate 
thing. There can't be an all-out effort when there are so 
many causes. 

Dr. Bruce Roe, 
assistant chemistry professor 

First, cancer is not one but many 
different diseases, some of which have 
already been controlled. Others, de- 
pending on the cause, will be under 
control in approximately 10 years, 
and still others will be much longer. 
Dr. Benjamin H. Newberry, 
assistant psychology professor 


Are the print news media on their way to obsolescence? 

The print media are not endangered 
species for the foreseeable future be- 
cause what is printed is a matter of 
public record. The print media have 
much more opportunity for ampli- 
fication and the reader can get the 
benefit of the product at a time con- 
venient to him. 

Obsolescence could set in, however, 
when engineers make it possible for 
the full contents of a newspaper or 
newsmagazine to be summoned by the 
push of a button and reflected on a 
screen or wall in a continuous rolling 
tape or one page at a time. With this 
device, the viewer will also be able to 
push a button and obtain copies of 
portions he wishes to preserve. 

Irene Sarbey, 
journalism professor 


Not at all. The printed media pro- 
vides a dimension that nothing else 
can. It's one way to bridge the time 
gap. Books will still be around until 
some way is found where it's cheaper 
to store things electronically and even 
then the read-outs would be printed. 
We don't use scrolls anymore, but 
even they were printed materials. 

Dr. Murvin Perry, 


School of Journalism 

Very definitely not. In fact, I see an 
expansion in the area of community 
journalism within the next 10 to 15 
years. The metropolitan press cannot 
possibly cover the news in growing 
suburbia and something needs to take 
its place. 

Frank Ritzinger, 
journalism instructor 


Collegiate frontiers 
in cancer research 

A fight for the interaction of 
atoms and molecules- 
and much more. 

WT7 OR THE scientist, life is the interaction of atoms 

■H and molecules," Dr. Bruce Roe said matter-of- 

-*- factly. "Of course," he reflected, "life is much 
more than that." 

For Roe, assistant professor of chemistry at KSU, being a 
scientist is not a life of snobbery. His office does not depict 
the leather-bound academic atmosphere of a professor's 
study. Instead, reams of loose papers piled on the desk indi- 
cate his role as a hungry cancer researcher, a man who can 
be meticulous in his work and jealous in his findings with- 
out sacrificing human warmth in personal relationships. 

His work concentrates on the study of transfer RNA, a 
molecule involved in the making, or synthesis, of protein. 
This protein synthesis occurs in an abnormal manner in can- 
cerous cells. 

Why he chose to enter this aspect of cancer research out 
of the myriad of other possible areas of concentration is 

"Because it's my bag," he says. 

His study, however, is not as simple as the flippant jargon 

His interest in biochemistry began at Hope College in 
Holland, Mich., where he earned his B.S. in chemistry in 
1963. Interest heightened as he worked on his masters and 
doctorate at Western Michigan University. 

He has been working at Kent two years to discover if 
tRNA could possibly be the pivotal point in determining the 
cause of differences in normal and malignant cells. The re- 
search is being supported by a grant from National 
Institutes of Health. 

TRNA is a nucleic acid found in the cells which reads the 
genetic code of the cell and helps make cell protein. Cancer- 
ous and normal cells make different proteins, therefore dif- 
ferent tRNAs are present. 

Story by Debby Malacky 

The question Roe is trying to answer is, "What are the 
chemical differences between tRNA in normal cells and can- 
cer cells?" 

"We are observing phenomena of normal and abnormal 
tRNA from the same types of sources. 

"So far, all we've found out is, there are differences," 
Marie DiLauro, senior undergraduate student, remarked. 

DiLauro worked with Helen Rizi, also a senior honors 
college chemistry major, to compare tRNA differences in 
normal liver cells and rat liver tumor cells. 

Two other undergraduates, junior Ann Stankewicz and 
senior Kevin Roesch, are working to compare normal hu- 
man liver tRNA and placental tRNA. Placental tRNA is 
being studied because it bears similarity to malignant tRNA. 

"I want my students to surpass me, to do even better 
things," Roe says. "That is my goal as a teacher. 

"Besides, I have to draw on others to answer all of the 

Three graduate students and one post-graduate doctorate 
assistant complete the team which tries to answer the ques- 
tions. By this winter, they will have a fair amount of infor- 
mation on what the differences are. By summer, they may 
have some discoveries of what made the tRNAs different. 

The next question would be how the malignant cell can 
be stopped from making different tRNA. 

That might be a cure. 

CURE-CANCER. The words have become necessarily 
connected in the United States, mostly because of fear, 
partly because of publicity. Newspapers splash Betty Ford's 
photos on front pages. One week innuendos are made to 
cures and the next week the story is forgotten; the "cure" 
has been discarded. The week after that, the reader buries a 
person who has died of cancer. 

The public expectantly looks to research. It trusts the 
U.S. government to fulfill a promise that it will pour money 

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(Continued from page 206.) 

into cancer research to produce a cure in the near future. 

"Sure the money is a help," Dr. Benjamin Newberry ex- 
pounds. "It will help speed research. But cancer research is 
not analogous to running a space program. 

"In a space program, you can apply technology that is 
known. You can set time limits. In science, that isn't the 
case at all. You never know when a breakthrough might 

Newberry, assistant professor and director of under- 
graduate studies in Kent State's psychology department, is 
also a cancer researcher. KSU's department of psychology 
sponsors his psychosomatic studies of cancer. 

He has been involved in such work ever since he was a 
graduate student at the University of Wisconsin where he 
earned his doctorate in 1969. 

"The theory that an individual's personality and psycho- 
logical make-up may make that person susceptible to certain 
illnesses has been around almost as long as the identification 
of cancer as a disease. 

"But the spur for research in this area more recently 
came out of the discovery that cancer is not autonomous. 
That is, it is not a matter of cells growing wildly, randomly, 
without a cause." 

The discovery is attributed to Charles Huggins, 1956 
Nobel Prize winner who found hormonal changes may vary 
the growth of malignant tumors. 

In turn, hormones are affected by life's conditions, the 
surroundings, the environment. 

Newberry is researching the hypothesis that malignant 
growths may be affected by psychological stress. 

"It has been suggested that individuals who are under 

great psychological stress, who suppress and control emo- 
tions, are afflicted with cancer moreso than individuals who 
release feelings. 

"However, psychological stress in humans can be defined 
in innumerable ways," Newberry said. 'It is impossible to 
experimentally control stress factors in human lives." 

Therefore, Newberry, along with numerous undergrad- 
uate and graduate students, employs rats to test relation- 
ships between stress and malignancy. 

"You can manipulate the life history of a rat," Newberry 

Specifically, rats that have been injected with a cancer- 
producing chemical which causes breast cancer are subjected 
to controlled stress. 

Other rats are subjected to the controlled stress before 
being injected. By applying the stress factor at different 
times during the life cycle of the rats, Newberry is trying to 
collect data on whether stress affects malignancy formation 
or malignancy proliferation of mammary tumors. 

"But we are dealing at a simple level," he emphasized. "I 
wouldn't even attempt to apply what we are experimenting 
with to human life because of complexities involved in hu- 
man personalities. 

"Our purpose is to understand the rat." 

In fact, psychosomatic studies of the rats so far point to 
the direct opposite of what is believed to occur with hu- 

Kathie Ashbaugh, undergraduate assistant, is conducting 
the first radio-immunological measurement to study the re- 
lationship between stress and the milk-producing hormone, 

She found that prolactin output and mammary growth 

I want my students to surpass me, 
to do even better things. 

That is my goal as a teacher. 
Besides, I have to draw on others 

to answer all of the questions.' 

'I wouldn't even attempt to apply 
what we are experimenting with to 
human life because of complexities 

involved in human personalities.' 

'Genetically, a person may be closer 
to a stranger than to a family 

member. That bothers some people, 

but in a way, it also makes us 
kind of like brothers and sisters.' 


'In a space program, you can apply 
technology that is known. You can set 
time limits. In science, that isn't the case 
at all. You never know when a break- 
through might occur.' 

decreased when stress was applied. 

In spite of the seemingly conflicting hypotheses, 
Newberry hopes "the research we do will be a bridge be- 
tween what happens in rats to what can happen in human 

"But it's impossible to say how close we are to a cure," 
he concluded, "because there is no one cure. There are sev- 
eral different kinds of cancer. Some, like Hodjkin's disease, 
are already curable." 

There is one kind of cancer, leukemia, for which no cure 
has been found. 

Dr. Raymond Gesinski, associate professor of biological 
sciences at the Stark Branch Campus, became interested in 
studying leukemia at a visiting scientists conference in 

NASA in 1971. 

He has been interested in studying blood systems since 
earning his masters and doctorate degrees from Kent State 
in 1962 and 1968, respectively. 

After the conference, he obtained a strain of the tumor 
lymphosarcoma, which causes leukemia or cancer in the 
blood system, from a colleague. Under the auspices of the 
department of biology and a grant from the Tuscarawas 
University foundation, he began research at Kent in 1971. 
Since then he and his assistants have implanted sections of 
the original tumor in selected generations of mice more than 
270 times. 

He is recording the propensity, or tendency, of each gen- 

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There's so much research going on 
to try to stop cancer and here we are, 
trying to keep it alive so we can study it.' 

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eration of mice to accept or reject the tumor. At the same 
time, pains are taken to keep the original lymphosarcoma 
viable for further implants. 

"There's so much research going on to try to stop 
cancer," he commented, "and here we are, trying to keep it 
alive so we can study it." 

So far, studies of propensities up to the tenth filial gener- 
ation have been recorded. The first generation resulted from 
breeding brown DBA 1J mice (all of which will accept the 
implanted tumor) and black 57 BL mice (94-100% of which 
will reject the tumor). 

To study genetic influences, Gesinski is karyotyping- 
looking at chromosomes to support the theory of genetic 

"But the study indicates there are 
five histological compatibility sites, 
that is, five genes involved in the pro- 
pensity to get the tumor." 

Besides studying physiological pro- 
pensity, undergraduate and graduate 
assistants perform connected research. 
Howard Lorsen, graduate student, 
follows lipid formation in mice that 
have been implanted to connect levels 
of fat in cells with tumor acceptance. 
Jill Sellers, also a graduate student, 
studies structural relationships of tu- 
mor cells to one another. 

"It's like studying the architectural 
development of the tumor mass," 
Gesinski explained. 

However, the question of genetic 
propensity is the chief concern of this 
researcher-and possiby of the public. 
At other times, genetic complex- 
ities have frustrated and shocked the 

"For example," Gesinski grinned, 
"genetically, a person may be closer 
to a stranger than to a family member. 
That bothers some people, but in a 
way, it also makes us kind of like bro- 
thers and sisters." 

However, if indeed cancer is geneti- 
cally controlled, the study is note- 
worthy for the public. A mouse whose 
body accepts the lymphosarcoma tu- 
mor dies within 12 days. A human 
being dies within six months. 

The million Americans under 
medical care for treatment of cancer 
cling to findings of men like Roe, 
Newberry and Gesinski. Yet, none of 
the three professors predict cures. 
They are basic, realistic and honest 
with themselves as researchers. 

Each is an intense scientist putting 
results on lab reports. Simultaneously, 
each is a dynamic human being, 
hoping that by being faithful in the 
little things, he can bridge the gap be- 
tween paper and public. 


1 BURR | 

What is Dr. Franklin doing in the dark? 

Shades of the human aura 


44~T1 M GETTIN' some good vibes, man," How many 
times have you heard it said, or talked about good 
or bad vibrations yourself? We've all felt it before, 
that indescribable something that makes us immediately 
hostile or friendly upon meeting a stranger. 

What we might be perceiving is the unconscious 
interpretation of an aura. 

"The atmosphere around the body may be excited by 
high speed electrons emitted by the body. This may cause 
auras to be visible," explains Dr. Wilbur Franklin, professor 
of theoretical physics at KSU. 

Some claim they can see auras with the naked eye. They 
say auras float around each of us, with the color scheme 
changing as moods alter. Franklin, however, uses a tech- 
nique called Kirlian photography to capture on film a halo 
of light surrounding the fingertips. This photographic halo is 
interpreted as the aura. 

Franklin began this experimentation in 1972 when Dr. 
Edgar Mitchell financed his trip to Stanford University to 
conduct experiments on noted psychic Uri Geller. "I think 

Story by A.M. Murray 

we could have set up the experiments and run them better 
at Kent," said Franklin, "but then Stanford has a bigger 
name... and, of course, there's the money." 

The experiments at Stanford convinced Franklin of the 
legitimate value of studying psychic related phenomena, al- 
though he will not come right out and say he is convinced 
of the reality of psychic powers. A view of Franklin's of- 
fice gives good insight into his interests: the expected assort- 
ment of physics manuals, magazines and technical journals, 
books on hypnotism, the autobiography of a yogi, a few 
ESP texts, a couple on the occult, and even The Exorcist. 

When talking to his colleagues, he drops phrases from the 
world of higher mathematics as casually as a conversation 
about the weather. "Distribution functions. ..velocity of 
molecules in the random distribution. ..the decay back to 
equilibrium. ..the Vlasov equation.. .the Falker plank equa- 
tion." But then he might smile and say, "I'm not even sure I 
know what the numbers mean here yet." 

Meet Dr. Franklin and he gives off good vibes. His gradu- 
ate assistant complains of a bad stomach and he suggests a 
little meditation. He conducts classes in ESP but he cautions 

(See next page.) 


Dr. Franklin assists graduate students in helping seminars on topics dealing with 
physics and psychic research, above. Dr. Franklin lectures to an interested 
Telemural Physics II class on different types of psychic phenomenon, below 
left, Franklin keeps up with the latest information on psychic Uri Geller, below, 

and on Kirlian photography. Often, students in Telemural Physics classes spend 
many hours researching topics of interest to them and discussing these with Dr. 
Franklin, opposite left, always an interested listener. 

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(Continued from page 211.) 

not to expect too much because "it takes years of practice 
and discipline to achieve the concentration and control of 
the mind necessary for any meaningful results." 

Franklin is the center of an open forum at Kent on the 
psychic. Students and others gravitate in his direction for an 
exchange of ideas and information. His most concrete re- 
sults so far, however, have been with Kirlian photography. 

Franklin, with the help of an assistant, Linda DeFeo, has 
been photographing fingertips at KSU and compiling data 
files. Linda has spent many afternoons at Kent's Health 
Center taking Kirlian pictures of people who come in for 

"Kirlian photography ties into acupuncture," said 
Franklin. "There are 12 meridians in acupuncture which run 
throughout the body. These meridians are nerve lines which 
acupuncturists use in their treatments. Ten of them meet at 
the fingertips and toes." 

This means a Kirlian photograph of the fingertips can 
help diagnose the person's health, since the color and distri- 
bution of the aura shown indicate which organ is malfunc- 

This method is already being used by some doctors in the 
country as a diagnostic tool, but further experimentation 
and a larger case of repeatable results will strengthen its 

Most of the experiments have been done by Franklin on 
his own time and at his own expense. As his success grows, 
there is every hope he will be able to further research not 
just Kirlian photography but the whole area of para- 

'I think we could have set up the 
experiments and run them better 
at Kent, but then Stanford has a 
bigger name...and, of course, 
there's the money.' 

Dr. Franklin and his assistant, Linda DeFeo, have been taking Kirlian 
photographs of finger tips at KSU, across top of page. 



Shelly's Book Bar 

Breeding thought in the poetic arena 

them amidst the aisles, 
curled around the front of 
the store. Up front a lone desk-the 
modest pulpit from which all manner 
of poetry will be read, dissected, 
praised, criticized, sometimes even 
applauded. Out a front window, a 
traffic light flashes a red caution 
through the night air. A train occa- 
sionally passes nearby, its clamor 
interrupting the quiet. At this time, 
few cars pass the dingy dimly-lit book 
shop on Franklin Ave. where, since 
October 1973, a group of poets and 
assorted interesteds have been meeting 
weekly in an atmosphere both argu- 
mentative and appreciative. 

Anywhere between 10 and 30 of 
them assemble at this store of intoxi- 
cating bargains: Shelly's Book Bar. 
Situated discreetly at the intersection 
of Franklin and Summit, Shelly's is 
the kind of slice of life depicted in 
Norman Rockwell paintings. The 
faded green walls and the aisles are 
lined mostly with used paperbacks, 
and there is that inevitable scent of 
mustiness found in all bookstores 
worth their salt. 

The participants in this poetic en- 
deavor are too spontaneous in nature 
to tolerate much in the way of struc- 
ture. Indeed, there are no leaders as 
such, there are no requirements, there 
are no institutional ties anywhere. 
There is only the poetry (some of 
which was published in the First 
Shelly 's magazine in October-more 
monthly collections hopefully were to 
follow- and some presented at a read- 
ing in The Kove in October). 

As described in the first issue of 
Shelly's, Kent area poets gather at 
Shelly's to "proclaim, contest, and 
disseminate." The meetings are open: 
"the young, the unknown, journey- 
men, and sympathizers of whatever 
stripe from out of the greatswarm, are 
cordially challenged to come by." 

Story by Ron Kovach 

The procedure is uncompli- 
cated-anyone who wishes to read 
some of his poetry may do so; copies 
of the poems to be read are often 
available to be handed out; after read- 
ing, the author awaits comment and 
criticism directed towards his work. 
The meetings usually last about two 

hours; afterwards, many of those pre- 
sent repair to De Leone's, a neighbor- 
hood bar just down the street. There, 
amidst the beers, the tortured coun- 
try-western songs on the jukebox and 
the miniature bowling games, much of 
the business of Shelly's continues un- 
til the late hours of the evening. 

An observer new to the Shelly 
meetings senses at once that its partic- 
ipants are not half-baked pre- 
tenders-that there is an underlying 
seriousness present. Not that the 
mood isn't relaxed (the beer, which 
circulates intermittently around the 
room, helps) or there isn't humor pre- 
sent (arguments over semantics are apt 
to be entertaining as are, for example, 
some of R.C. Wilson's har- 
monica-accompanied comic verse). 
But there is a kind of energy in the 
room. Its existence lies in the fact that 
most of the people at Shelly's are se- 
rious about poetry, about their work 
and about the work that the others 
are doing. Contributing to this energy, 
there is the sharp concentration need- 
ed in trying to grasp a poem on its 
first reading; there is the sense of an- 
ticipation at the reaction to the poem; 
there is the earnestness of people try- 
ing to define their initial reactions 
and state them with an underlying 
tone of helpfulness and encourage- 
ment; there is finally the intensely 
personal aspect of writing a 
poem-because the process is so per- 
sonal, it is sometimes a gritty task to 
tell the author where one thinks he 
went wrong or right, what worked and 
what didn't. 

A sample of the reaction to a 

COMMENT: You're going to have 


There are no leaders as such, 
there are no requirements, 
there are no institutional 
ties anywhere. 

Readings at Shelly's, left and above. 

The poet, Jack Ramey, is placed in the environment 
of his poem, right. 

to show me where there's something 
to go on here. There's nothing spe- 
cific-you have to say it's amor- 
phous... There's only one definite 
word-"wall". It can mean anything. 

AUTHOR: I think we're arguing 
about semantics. 

RESPONSE: Poets do get hung up 
on words-it's an occupational hazard. 

AUTHOR: I think there's a multi- 
plicity of experiences the poem can 

RESPONSE: I don't think they 

COMMENT: To mirror my own 
idea of poetry, I don't think you give 
enough in these poems to guide the 
reader... That's why we can't decide 
about it. 

Comment on some playful poetry: 

"I just find a lot of stuff I can turn 
away from easily... What you're doing 
is okay, but there's not enough tex- 
ture. If you don't create a little disci- 
pline, your playfulness will hide what 
you're trying to say. If you want me 
to get off on it, you're going to have 
to give me some doorways, some ten- 

"There's no risk in your poetry. We 
had a guy here last year-he was a clev- 
er guy. He had a kind of playfulness, 
too, in his poetry. But he was taking 
responsibility for his cleverness. May- 
be you do, too, but it doesn't come 
across. By taking risks, I mean you're 
going to do more with language than 
play with it. 

"I think your strength is your play- 

(See next page.) 

the poets 

Jack Ramey 

Dove thru her moat to find the right note 
with his touch & tricks of fire 
made her body a lovely lyre 
tuned to his pitch 
which soon matched hers 

Strummed her strings slowly 

high & low 

sigh & moan 

soul & bone 


they reached one tone 

one warm-cream cone 

the singer of my songs she said 

till his fingers bled & 

her heart-strings broke 

. f j 


the poets 

Kama I Kapur 


sundust sparsely strewn 

on thicket under thickwood 

in the time of the dying sun 

when birds sing loudest for the day 

silences thicken 

like nightfog seen 

when the moon is brightest 

thru thick nightfog silence 
i come, old rock woman 


visiting with body 

of my mind wandering 



in the dark of night 

creating with fragments 
of myself 

creating beauty 

as the sunken sun 
leaving behing slyly 

mistshape from slab of mist 

reliquary of smooth & tortile 
shells of many shores picked 
by tiny hands, saltant steps 
on wetsand where the seasurged 
words of rhymes like pebbles 
and color from birdwing stored 

ivory plectrums that plucked 
strung body to love 
stings on flesh of grasses winds 
stains of flowers on summer dresses 
from fields of love the cool 

of grasses wafting waves of springs 
sprinklings of saffron rainstains 
when the peacock preened 
nectary of everylifegush - "hiran- 
yagarbha" golden womb of every wish 

chips of old rock woman 

strewn, mistshape now 

straying to where 

the heart is 

with the slippingaway 

this sundust on leaves 

(Continued from page 215.) 

fulness. But I don't see any weight 
beyond your words. There are a lot of 
interesting curls, but it's not devel- 
oped enough for anybody to take any- 
thing away from it." 

Few of those who attend the Shelly 
meetings are full-time students at the 
university. Some are in their late 20s 
and early 30s. Many have been at least 
part-time students off and on for sev- 
eral years. Some work in factories or 
stores; at least one exists only on a 
weekend job in order to have time to 
write. Many of those who participated 
in Shelly's from the start were origi- 
nally associated with the Human 
Issue, the university-sponsored literary 
magazine. The meeting at Shelly's be- 
gan out of a need to provide a forum 

(See next page.) 

In an obscure little store in a mostly obscure town, a 
refreshing and intense experience takes place regularly 
that receives no prizes and is accorded little acclaim. 

the poets 

Bill Butala 


The neon virgins 
sift their hair 
in pantomime ennui. 
The soldier walks 
his centipede 
upon a silver leash, 

not to trample 
old cigars. 

Homegrown in his 
precosity, the bartender 
his hours away, reading 
esoteric poetry, to which 
he smiles occasionally, 
reminded of the stars 

he bales 
upon a pitchfork's teeth. 
The weenies turn 
in phallic reverie 
while the neon sisters 
preen for their blue jean 
coterie, obscene in their 
serenity, reeling 
through the years, 
while the redhot 

weenies turn. 

(Continued from page 217.) 

for area poets that was freed from any 
institution and the politics that insti- 
tutions sometimes bring. 

Although there are no official lead- 
ers at the meetings, the participants 
seem to defer somewhat to one indi- 
vidual, Ralph La Charity, when he's 
present. Although, as one person said, 
this could be due to the fact that La 
Charity has the loudest mouth, there 
is more to it than that. If he can, in 
fact, be considered something of an 
"unofficial leader", it is also for two 
other reasons: strength of personality 
and a profound commitment to po- 
etry. Thirty years old, black-framed 
glasses, strong forehead, hair combed 
back, there is an intensity in him that 
is hardly ever difficult to find. 

To many participants, Shelby's of- 
fers a kind of comradeship with others 
of a similar artistic bent, having many 
of the same problems peculiar to art- 
ists. Says Judy Platz, "I would say the 
speciahiess of Shelly's is people help- 
ing one another with each other's art. 
There are so many in one spot genu- 
inely concerned. This is one place 
where the helping and caring for art is 
really going on. Shelly's works be- 
cause the people there really love art, 
so they'll help." 

To Platz, what sets poets-and all 
artists-apart is their "more precise vi- 
sion of the world around them. The 
artist," she says, "cuts through the 
grease and the garbage of human exis- 
tence. ..He gets to the point where he 
can say-'uh huh: this is existence; this 
is what makes the world go around; 
here are the motivations that make 
people act the way they do.'" To an- 
other, poetry is "becoming aware" 
and a way to "transcend the stumbling 
around of those who are mired in the 
sea" (that is, those caught in the 
school-then marriage-then kids trap: 
in short, The Rat Race). 

To many of those who are "mired 
in the sea," art is often thought of as 
that process that takes place in muse- 
ums and concert halls-it is seen as 
that which is reviewed or published or 
that to which prized are givea But in 
an obscure little store in a mostly 
obscure town, a refreshing and intense 
experience takes place regularly that 
receives no prizes and is accorded lit- 
tle acclaim. At Shelly's, the artistic 
process is nourished. And life, at least 
once a week, is magnified and exis- 
tence exposed 

the poets 

Judy Platz 

closed in the locker 

like Chris Burden 


at the books, bells and time. 

no one knew. 

he never told 
about the broken tooth, 
barbed wire fences ran into 
again and again with the machine 
or the tatoos broken into his leg. 


.and from the sure death of THE HUMAN ISSUE 

The Cicada is born 

THE Human Issue, is dead. We've gone from a stuffy 
office in Satterfield Hall, to an office in the trunk 
of a car to the apartments of staff members." 
Once the Kent Quarterly, then Human Issue, then Train 
City Flyer, the literary magazine at Kent, now the New 
Kent Quarterly -first issue subtitled Cicada, has emerged 
from a freshman-type poetry magazine, to become a total 
review of the arts. 

This fall the English department told the New Kent 
Quarterly staff its office space was needed. So the literary 
magazine moved off campus. There is still some affiliation 
through the Experimental College, which gives credit for 
participation on the magazine. 

New Kent Quarterly staffers say the magazine fulfills a 

need of students and townspeople who write to produce 
other art by providing a showcase for their work. 

"We like not being connected with the university," says 
Jeff Jones, editor of the Cicada issue. "Kent has always had 
a literary magazine and it has always been controversial." 

Members on the new staff say the magazine should apply 
to all arts, not just poetry. 

Indeed, the Cicada has branched out to include interviews 
with writers, poets, dancers and sculptors, photography, 
drawing, and even gourmet recipes. 

The staff is no longer dominated by English majors; there 
are persons in journalism, art, psychology and business. Sub- 
missions for the magazine come from all over the campus, 
community, and even a few from out of state. 




Ole, no-teeth Mama 
suckin' sugar-cane 
an' lickin' stray juice 
off the side of 'er mouth 
knows everything. 

you can see it 

in 'er eyes 

they're so heavy an' gray 

an' deep set, 


she seen 

ma girl, Geraldine 

climbin' out ma window 

every mornin' 

she be peepin' 

through them cracks 

in her splintered door 

while stoopin' on the floor. 

she stares at me real hard. 

her eyes are double knotted ropes 

teasin' my neck 

when I turn the corner 

on the street 

where she sits 

an' spits tobacco juice 

between ' er cane chewin'. 

she be chewin' some hard thoughts. 

one day goin' tell 

cause 'er eyes gettin' harder, 

cold as blue marble 

an' she goin' spill 'er guts out 

an' every word she speaks 

is gospel truth. 

Been collectin men since they found out I'm a woman, 

Collectin em like names on pieces of paper 

You put in a box and hoard 

So you can open it up later and get all moony-eyed, 

Like a woman'll do sometimes. 

I only kept the ones who loved back 

And verse-a-vice, 

Threw the rest out 'n' the trash 

Where we both b'longed. 

Some really ain't worth keepin 

But I know I'd better, 

Or run the risk of forgettin 

What cost me lots to learn. 

Some make me want to sing out when I pull out their names, 

Sing like they goin outa style, 

Remembrin when they rapped somethin sweet, 

Or even somethin mean, but to me. 

Others I want to hold back my membrances about, 

Cause it ended too late, 

Too soon, or badly. 

I fold those up careful-like and put em back 

Just so I won't lose em. 

But all the men that ever lasted, 

They all like little boys, too, 

Playin ball and runnin free 

With a touch of innocence in their arrogance, 

Forgettin me in their sidelines— 

I never quite cared, just wanted to watch em. 

Cause boys collect things, too. 



Focusing on much more than just the poetry side 
of Kent culture, above, Cicada features reviews and 
noteworthy artists-such as the workshop and per- 
formance residency of the Utah Repertory 
Dancers; and right, a double tone-line and step 

response by Edmund Storey. Heterogeneous tal- 
ents, from psychology and art to a business major, 
made up the Honors and Experimental course that 
worked on the 1975 Literary Magazine. 


Blackbirds call 
dancing with 
long feet for food 

before rain 


on willows 

red roots 

strong Blackbirds 

since the darkness came 
and quieter wings 
delivered death 
on long braids 






There is 
a tear 
in the eye 
of a girl 
who is 
a mirror. 
In it: 
her tears, 
I am 
her mirror, 
in mine. 

There is 
an order 
to things 
that stings 
at the eyes 
of a 

fall from 
sore eyes. 



The Birds 

The making 
of a play 

How the actress felt 

How the director felt 

Diana McNees 

EVERY TIME I saw a play, I constantly wondered 
what it would be like on the stage where everyone 
would be looking at what I thought would surely 
be me. Most people at one point in their lives have been in 
some sort of play and I guess it was the most exciting thing 
in their lives-or they hated it to the utmost. I couldn't 
remember ever being in a play and I was determined to be in 
one before graduating in June. I was sure the whole thing 
would be a total disaster. 

Never being able to get past tryouts without passing out 
from sheer fright, I found out that a friend, Tom Shaker, 
was going to direct a comedy in Rockwell Theater. Having 
his moral support and realizing that this was my "last 
chance," I went for the first tryout. Making sure I wore 
dark pants that would not reveal the pee running down my 
leg, I got through the worst part and was now the second 
messenger in Aristophanes' The Birds. 

The first rehearsals would start when spring quarter did 
and I had the whole two weeks to learn my lines. All I had 
to say was "Alas, alas, alas, alas, alas," "The thing is that 
Zeus has already learned what we planned to do," "But I 
got here first," "But they're my lines," "Thank you," and 
"Have you got a dime?" I couldn't memorize them and all 
too soon realized I was going to flop miserably. 

The first couple of weeks were devoted to the main char- 
acters and I felt left out. "Tom, you've got to give me more 
attention and help me practice. I just can't do it alone." 
And so forth. Tom had a million things on his mind besides 
one very chicken shit second messenger and kept telling me 
that the stage fright was part of my act and I needed it to 
make the part believable. Believable, hell. It was all too real 
for me. 

(See next page.) 

Tom Shaker 

HINDSIGHT HAS become a very invigorating aspect 
of my life these days. With undergraduate school 
behind me, memories are all I have to combat the 
static regimentation of my present existence. 

There were a lot of highs in those recent yesterdays, but I 
can safely say that the biggest challenge, the most painful 
headache and the sweetest accomplishment befell me on 
May 9, 1974, with the opening night of The Birds in E. 
Turner Stump Theater. 

The hassles involved in this show were many. There was a 
small turnout at the auditions. There were unavoidable 
problems that called for re-casting. There was a necessary 
departmental shakeup that moved the show from Rockwell 
to Stump, causing the loss of a second weekend of perfor- 
mances. There was even a problem in adapting the show to 
the elaborate staging in a limited amount of time. 

But, despite these major problems, combined with pes- 
simistic undertones by unassociated armchair directors, it 
came off-and it came off as the finest show of the season in 
the eyes of many. 

My cast was predominantly freshmen, transfer students 
and upperclassmen with very limited experience. My stage 
crew had people who never worked technical theater before. 
I, myself, was functioning in a rookie role. 

It finally culminated with opening night. I remember go- 
ing into the Green Room to give that last pep talk (if there 
was one major flaw that stood out from all the others in my 
repertoire of directing it was my vivid verbal verbosity) and 
not knowing what to say. 

I quickly told them to think, have fun and keep it mov- 
ing. I didn't have to mention energy. I could feel it as I 
shook each hand. 

(See next page.) 


'If this is dress rehearsal, what 
will opening night be like? 
Just take me quick, God.' 


(McNees continued from page 222.) 

My lines were finally down pat and the first thing I did 
when I woke up in the morning was to repeat them at least 
three times to reassure myself that I knew them. I got my 
blocking down but it involved the whole bird chorus which 
never seemed to be there when I was. 

Miracles happened and final dress rehearsal came upon 
me. My cue to enter was the KSU fight song and when I 
heard it, every sense-nervous system, stomach and 
bowels-wanted to quit, 'if this is just dress rehearsal, what 
the hell will opening night be like? Just take me quick, 
God," and out I ran onto the stage. 

So there I was, all eyes on me, saying, "Alas, alas, alas, 
alas, alas" at the top of my voice and tugging at my shorts. 
The lines were said and someone through divine grace 
laughed. I exited with "Have you got a dime? "and discov- 
ered myself going back into the Green Room saying, 
"Somebody laughed, somebody actually laughed. Was I 
really funny? Somebody laughed." I gained confidence until 
I walked into the make-up room the next evening for 
OPENING NIGHT. The stomach and bowels began to quit 
on me again and nothing could salvage my confidence back. 
Besides, all my friends would be out in the audience tonight 

(See next page.) 


After the final dress rehearsal, opposite above, Tom Shaker talks to the entire 
cast about curtain calls. In the green room, opposite below, a cast member has 
last minute questions about his costume. An actor or actress often gets an 
unusual perspective of the play while waiting for a cue, above. Dr. Duane Reed, 
above right, made all of the bird masks out of spare parts from previous plays. 
Tom coaches Bob Sherman, right, about how to work the bird puppets. 

(Shaker continued from page 222.) 

With curtain time nearing, I rushed to the back of Stump 
to sit and watch. The sound tape faded with the lights and 
the show began. 

It was pure agony. I couldn't stop it, I couldn't fix it. I 
could only watch. It wasn't my show anymore-it was theirs. 

The key determiner was laughter and I waited for a brief 
eternity to see if it would come. It came-first in chuckles, 
then true laughter. Soon they were roaring. Internal ap- 
plauses began to happen. 

And still it came. The cast didn't flinch from the distrac- 
tion. Instead, they waited for the peak of noisy approval 
and when that crest was subsiding, they jumped right in 

After 15 minutes I was squirming in my seat with the 
egotistical awareness that it was a hit. A hit, hell. It was a 

At intermission I flew into the Green Room, hugging 
everybody in sight. The cast knew they were on top of it 
and so did the crew. So there was nothing more to do 
except bask in it briefly and prepare for the second act. 

Act II was even better. The crowd was already set up so 
the vibes between stage and house were constantly present. 

(See next page.) 



A range of personalities in Aristophanes' THE BIRDS, opposite above. 
Pithetaerus, played by Bob Sherman, opposite below, and friends enter 
Birdland. Pithetaerus, above, is overcome with fright as the birds hover over 
him, ready to peck out his eyes. 

'It was pure agony. I couldn't stop it, 

I couldn't fix it. I could only watch. 

It wasn't my show anymore— 

it was theirs.' 


and realize what foolishness this all has been. To top it all 
off, everyone seemed so cool about it and I have yet to 
understand how they did it. As I waited sweating in the 
Green Room, someone told me there were some people 
waiting for me out in the hall. My friends came bearing 
roses for my big premier and I felt even worse for I knew I 
would shit right on the stage. 

I didn't shit on the stage. In fact, I felt very good in the 
part and "actually got some laughs." The only casualty was 
my left contact lens had been knocked out and was lodged 
somewhere in my eye. 

As I dug for the lens in the make-up room, I kept repeat- 
ing how great the whole thing was and that I was funny. 

The next two nights got even better and I became a 
full-fledged HAM. I probably held up the play with my 
dawdling on stage. I didn't want to leave. "Have you got a 
dime?"Applause. Applause. 

The set was struck that night and I couldn't bear it. I'm 
not used to seeing something I've worked on torn down and 
it seemed so very cruel. How theater people do it is beyond 
me. Then again, they know they will be in other plays and 
God knows I'll never do it again. 

It was like that for the next two nights, too, but Saturday 
was a special night. Knowing that it was the last shot, every- 
one reached back for that little something. 

We were denied a second week, a decision that was made 
long before this night. And the cast realized that the hit of 
the Stump season was doomed to memory after this last 

A few of the cast cried as they helped tear the set down 
to make way for the next show. The rest of us just pitched 
in with fake enthusiasm. 

In the following weeks, I got the post mortem reports. 
Some of the pseudo-intellectual graduate students of the 
theater department instructed their classes that the effort 
was a rape of the classics and a blow to audience mentality. 
Others took the time to offer congratulations to my cast 

All in all, the reports were good. The only real negative 
attitudes came from those few in the theater department. I 
look at some as constructive criticism, but treated most 
with the only analysis one could give to people who were 
left out of a successful show. 

The people liked it and that was all that mattered. 



On stage 

A gallery of concerts 
at Kent 

Generations of Brubeck, February 28, 1975, left. Herbie Hancock, February 21, 
1975, above. 

UFO, October 19, 1974, opposite. Holly Near, February 18, 1975, top. Souther 
Hillman Furray Band, October 27, 1974, above. 




Joe Walsh, March 13, 1975, far left. J. Geils, April, 



Nov. 8, 1974 


4 dead. 8 acquitted. 

ON MAY 4, 1970, a confrontation here between 
antiwar demonstrators and members of the Ohio 
National Guard left four students dead and nine 
others wounded. 

It was the first time in the nation's history that a volley 
had been aimed at a civilian crowd on a college campus. 

Four and a half years later, a federal judge in Cleveland 
closed the books in a trial to determine the guilt or inno- 
cence of eight former and present members of the Guard 
charged with violating civil rights of students in the shoot- 

In granting the defense motion for acquittal on Nov. 8. 
1974, U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti ruled that evi- 
dence presented by the government prosecution was not 
sufficient to support charges levied against the defendants 
by a federal grand jury March 29, 1974. 

It's been a long road to the courtroom. 

(See next page.) 

Story by Marilynn Marchione 

May 4 trial jurors, left, and National Guard defendants, below, visit the campus, 
October 30, 1974. 


(Continued from page 235.) 

Clamor for a federal grand jury in- 
vestigation into the matter did not 
subside after an investigation was con- 
ducted by the FBI and another by a 
special panel, the Scranton Commis- 

Petitions for the federal probe were 
circulated by Greg Rambo, a recent 
KSU graduate, and 50,000 signatures 
were collected. 

Author Peter Davies, in his book 
The Truth About Kent State, called 
for the grand jury as well. 

Rambo, Davies and others got what 
they wanted. 

The Justice Department ordered 
the impaneling of a federal grand jury 
after a review in 1973, reversing the 
1971 decision against such a move by 
then Attorney General John Mitchell. 

Heading the investigation was 
Robert Murphey, chief of the Justice 
Department's civil rights criminal divi- 
sion. Its charge was to determine 
whether there were violations of fed- 
eral law in the May 4 episode and 
whether indictments should be re- 

Termed "vindicators of the law" by 
Battisti, the 23 jury members were 
sworn in Dec. 18, 1973. 

In the process of deliberation, the 
jury heard testimony from more than 
150 persons including former KSU 
President Robert I. White, former Na- 

tional Guard Officer Michael Delaney, 
then Governor James Rhodes, photo- 
graphers, journalists and members of 
the Guard. 

James Pierce, one of the guardsmen 
who said he fired his weapon, refused 
to testify, citing the Fifth Amend- 
ment right against self-incrimination. 

A highpoint of the investigation 
came when Delaney said he told the 
jury the killings were the result of pre- 
arranged plans to fire among the 
guardsmen or the result of an incident 
that triggered the gunfire. This was in 
contradiction to the opinion that the 
Guard had acted in self-defense. 

In returning indictments against 
eight former and present members of 
the Guard, the grand jury charged that 
they were in violation of Title 18 of 
the R.S. Code, which states that no 
person shall be deprived of liberty 
without due process of law. 

Accused were James D. McGee, 27, 
Rootstown Twp.; William E. Perkins, 
28, Canton; James E. Pierce, 29, 
Amelia Island, Fla.; Lawrence A. 
Shafer, 28, Ravenna; Ralph W. Zoller, 
27, Mantua; Barry W. Morris, 29, 
Kent; Leon H. Smith, 27, Beach City, 
and Matthew J. McManus, 27, West 

It was the first time a guardsman 
had been charged with a criminal act 
in a civil disorder. 

All pleaded innocent in Cleveland 

The jurors, above, visited sights of the riots, the 
shootings, and the deaths, and inspected the bullet 
hole in a statue in front of Taylor Hall. Opposite, 
students followed the jurors and the accused 
guardsmen, left to right, Ralph Zoller, Barry 
Morris, James McGee. 

federal court to the charges that they 
had violated civil rights by firing their 
weapons into, at, near, toward or in 
the direction of the crowd. 

Opening statements in the trial be- 
gan at the end of October when 12 
jurors had been selected from roughly 
60 persons who were considered. 

A deposition from Delaney was 
read to the jury which stated in part 
that then Governor Rhodes told 
Guard officers May 3, 1970, to use 
"whatever amount of force was neces- 
sary" to break up student gatherings 
at KSU. 

The prosecution called the shoot- 
ings "indiscriminate" and "unjus- 
tified." The defense countered with 
arguments that the National Guard 
faced "a riotous mob throwing 

The "regrettable incident" occurred 
"not because of the actions of these 
eight men but because of the actions 
of other people," the defense con- 

John Filo, a former student and 
photographer at the time, and Douglas 
Moore, a photographer for KSU News 
Service, both testified they saw no 
surge of student demonstrators to- 


wards the Guard just prior to the 

Miscellaneous students, photo- 
graphers and other newsmen testified 
in a like manner. 

Some excitement was sparked when 
Thomas J. Murphy, an FBI agent, tes- 
tified that one of the defendants, 
Barry Morris, told him he saw a lieu- 
tenant fire a shot and then others fol- 

Murphy told the jury that during 
the FBI investigation of the incident, 
Morris said he fired his 45-caliber pis- 
tol twice toward the crowd at approx- 
imately knee level but didn't know if 
he hit anyone. 

Testimony continued in this man- 
ner with the defendants making state- 
ments and witnesses called to substan- 
tiate or discredit the claims made. 

Another of the defendants, James 
Pierce, stated he feared he "would not 
get out alive," adding that he saw a 
man with a rock in his hand within 10 
feet of him, fired at the man and the 
man fell. This was part of a statement 

made to the FBI May 7, 1970, which 
was read to the jurors. 

Lawrence Shafer, another guards- 
man standing trial, said he fired at a 
man who fell, grabbed his stomach 
and rolled over. Shafer said he be- 
lieved the man was planning to injure 
"someone on the hill." 

Both Shafer and Pierce told of be- 
ing struck by bricks, Shafer on the left 
forearm and Pierce on one leg, as they 
left the football practice field. Pierce 
said he was knocked down by the im- 

Crucial testimony came from an 
Ohio Highway Patrolman, Sgt. 
Douglas C. Wells, who told the jury 
that McManus ordered troops to fire 
one shot into the air after he heard 
others shooting. 

After weighing this and other testi- 
mony, Battisti ruled that this consti- 
tuted insufficient evidence to warrant 
conviction on grand jury indictments. 

"The opinion does not hold that 
any of the defendants, or other 
guardsmen, were justified in dis- 

charging their weapons. The conduct 
of both the guardsmen who fired and 
of the guard and of state officials who 
placed their guardsmen in the situa- 
tion noted. neither approved nor 
vindicated by this opinion," Battisti 

The reaction of various people 
ranged from utter shock and dismay 
to happiness. 

"I'm extremely pleased with the 
verdict," said Rhodes. "It is a great 
relief to the guardsmen and their fami- 
lies. I have had faith in our system of 
justice all along and once again justice 
has prevailed." 

Author Davies expressed extreme 
disappointment in the acquittal ver- 
dict, adding that this pushed all 
chance of a court settlement to the 
various civil suits now pending. 

Rambo said that in his opinion, 
"For four years, we've been trying to 
get to the truth. Now we're back 
where we started." 


Tor four years, we've 
been trying to get at 
the truth. Now we're 
back where we started.' 
—Greg Rambo 

James Rhodes, governor of Ohio during the distur- 
bances in 1970, left, is inauguated for another term 
on January 13, 1975. Ex -Governor Gilligan is 
seated to the left. Marshalls kept students and pas- 
sers-by out of the jurors' path while they looked at 
the campus in October, below. 



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Carol Ann Wasulko 
Allen C. Wawrzenczak 

Cathy Jean Weinstock 
Harold Weller 
Imogene H West 
Mitzi Jo West 
Lucinda Ann Wilcox 

Joyce Ann Williams 
Richard Henry Williams 
Debra Jean Wilson 
Sarah Wilson 
Suzanne Winn 

James L. Wint 
Michael Francis Wolak 
Bonnie Iris Wolk 
Brenda Joan Woodworth 
Susan Jane Yarborough 

Susan Jo Youmans 
Elizabeth Ann Young 
Geraldine L. Young 
Stacy Helen Zabinski 
Ken Lee Zaebst 


David Allan Zanders 

Marala Ruth Zeldman 

Miriam Sue Zimmerman 

Donald Alan Zinz 

Patricia Ann Zupanc 

Othman Bin Ismail 

Fine and Professional Arts 

Judy Lynn Allen 

Charlene V. Alpine 

Fran Annan 

Laura J. Arrich 

Kenneth Robert Baehr 

Lizbeth Cecelia Baenen 

Terrence J. Bahn 

Kathy L. Baker 

Robert F. Bann 

Walter Davidson Bannerman 

Charles L. Basham 

Ginny E. Baus 

Kathy M. Baxter 

George R. Becht 

Kathleen J. Belknap 

Cynthia Lee Bennett 

Patti A. Berkowitz 

Janis Loraine Berlin 

Lisa Bernath 

Vera Bernath 


Barbara Bezik 
Karen Estella Black 
Kenneth F. Bland 
David B. Blewett 
Larry Stephen Blum 

JoAnn Boggs 
Anne S. Bondi 
Anita L. Boudreaux 
James Wayne Boughman 
Fred Nick Bourjaily 

David Allen Bowden 
Ellen R. Bowes 
Phyllis Jean Boyko 
Janeen M. Brooks 
Randolph James Brooks 

Fred L. Brown 
Michael Richard Brown 
James Anthony Bruno 
Diana Marie Bucci 
Leslie Ann Burkhart 

Paul Burly 
Cynthia Ann Burnett 
Alan J. Bushnell 
Deborah Ann Butler 
James Felix Callahan 

Carol M. Capozella 
Thomas John Can-others 
Jeanne A. Cather 
Valerie M. Celmer 
Sangue Michele Chatmon 

Rose Chinni 
Marcus O. Chronister 
Peggy Clay 
Sandra J. Clement 
Martha Eileen Coates 


Anson Tracey Courtright 

Patricia Faye Crayton 

Brian Henry Crede 

Marshall Earl Cropper 

Craig Barbor Cunningham 

Stephen Andrew Czava 

. Lage E. David 

Jane Ellen Dawkins 

Ronald B. Dawson 

Verise Dean Jr. 

Candy L. DeGeorge 

Linda K. Dent 

Vincent DeVincentis 

John Robert Dickey 

Karen A. Dineen 

Karen Lee Drobny 

Terri Ann Durham 

Johnetta Kaye Eberhart 

Thomas Mitchell Edwards 

Deane Forrest Ehnot 

Debbie Anne Elderson 

Donna S. EUers 

Jeanne Gail Evans 

Vanessa Jeanne Evans 

Christopher John Ewald 

Mitchell Eric Fadem 

Kathryn Ann Farabaugh 

Rnay Alee Fazekas 

Diane Marie Filous 

William Kevin Finn 

Linda Marie Fisher 

Howard G. Fleischmann 

Wendy S. Folk 

Robin Elaine Fraley 
Thomas Stuart Freeburn 


Dick R. Freeman 
Kenneth J. Frient 
Gary A. Fulton 
Jane Eileen Gadley 
Mary Lee Gannon 

Joe A. Gasper 

Sharlette Ann Gerbino 

Kathy L. Gesing 

Stephen Michael Giannamore 

Richard M. Gierth 

Janine Eve Gladys 
Gideon M. Goldenholz 
Christine Ann Goodall 
Gary Robert Goodman 
Nancy F. Gordon 

Debra Kay Gould 
Pamela Sue Grady 
William Jance Griffith 
Diane Lynn Gutfranski 
Heather Ann Haas 

Steven Allen Hackenbracht 
Diane Gail Hahn 
MaryJane Harries 
Terrance J. Hartsock 
Marti Lee Valerie Hensel 

Susan Louise Herl 
Barbara A. Hen- 
Frederick John Hen- 
Mark E. Hetrick 
Christopher Lee Hollendonner 

Frank William Holupka Jr. 
Terry Lee Hoopes 
Christine Anne Householder 
Nancy M Hribar 
Deborah Jean Hrivnak 


Michael Paul Hrusovsky 

Jeanne C. Hunt 

Stephen Titus Huse 

James S. Ivancie 

Gilbert Julius Janke 

Loretta T. Jendrisak 

Walter Christian Jenson 

Beth A. Jezik 

Bill A. Jindra 

Ernest L. Johnson 

Jennifer Sue Jones 

Linda L. Jones 

Regena Lynn Jones 

Darlene Maria Jurdaw 

Karen L Kane 

Nancy S. Kaye 

Daniel Patrick Kelley 

John Allen Kensha 

Dwight William Kier 

Kenneth Laurance Kiernan 

Barbara Elaine Kocsmaros 

Frederick George Koehler 

Philip M. Koepf 

Janette Ann Kozub 

Jeffrey M. Krauss 

Dennis W. Krupa 

Gerry Joseph Kuhel 

Michael A. Kulcsar 

Susan Ellen Kump 

Kathie Kunert 

Cindy S. Kurman 

Linda L. Lackney 

D. Kenneth Lammers 

Wendy Carol Lamont 

George Langford HI 


David W. Larson 
Nancy Rose Lautzenheiser 
Cheryl Ann Ledinsky 
Kenneth Kaifee Lee 
Robert S. Leonhardt 

Shirley Anne Lerch 
Richard Mat hi as Less 
Christina Liambeis 
Keith Alan Lindaver 
Susan Virginia Lobalzo 

Dorothy A. Lockler 
Deborah J. Lounsbury 
David A. Lundberg 
Wilienne Lucretia McClellan 
Michele Elaine McCray 

Beverly Ann McFadden 
Lucy McGregor 
Susan Jean Mc Linden 
Thomas McNeal Jr. 
John P. Mack 

Debora Malacky 
Barbara M Manowitz 
Jack Peter Marschall 
Katherine Marscio 
Paul F. Mato 

Donald George Mathews 
Richard P. May 
Mary Ann Mazzotta 
Marcye L. Miles 
David Miller 

Stephen M. Miller 
Elaine R. Montecalvo 
Jack Scott Montgomery 
John J. Morris 
G. Robert MuUer 


Eric J. Mullica 

Brian Lee Neff 

Michael Orin Nemeth 

Dana Robert Ney 

Martin William Novak 

Maureen Faith O'Dea 

Richard Oehler 

Thomas Kevin O'Leary 

Londa Kay Olson 

Daniel George Opalenik 

Inge Orendt 

Roger P. Pack 

Claudia Jill Park 

Michael James Paskert 

Lance William Pennington 

Carolyn Sue Penza 

George Howard Pfeffer 

Robert Alan Phillips 

David Lee Pirogowiez 

Joseph J. Pishkula 

Voncille Rose Pitts 

Brian Keith Pitzer 

Glenn A. Pizutti 

Judith A. Pliszka 

Donna Marie Pottenger 

Judy K. Price 

Richard Frank Protiva 

Garnest R. Pryor 

David J. Pusti 

Robert J. Putka 

Cynthia Frances Rainear 

Kathleen Lynn Rapp 

Thomas Francis Redmond 

Margaret M. Reilly 

Eli John Reising 


Mary Anne Riesterer 
Kenneth Neil Richardson 
Richard J. Roberts 
Shirley Anne Robinson 
Thomas Edward Rock 

Marcia Lynn Rodgers 
Thomas Alan Root 
Seth Rosenberg 
Larry Rosner 
Leslie A Rosenthal 

Anita Jo Ruberto 
Eugene B. Ruminski Jr. 
Joan A Samuels 
Lee Saner 
Jan Ellen Schaeffer 

Albert William Schmidt 
Aurora D. Schmidt 
Steven G. Schott 
Marilyn Kay Seidl 
Susan C. Selby 

Cathlene Nadine Shanholtzei 
Cynthia D. Shank 
SaUy Sharkey 
Robert Louis Sicker 
Edward F. Sims 

Gary John Sleeman 
Frederick W. Smella 
Douglas B. Smeltz 
Marcia L. Smith 
William Byron Smith 

Lili D. Snarkis 

Robert P. Speight 

Scott Speser 

Donald James Staufenberg 

Dorothy M. Stecyk 


D. Steven Steiner 

Thomas Edwin Stewart 

Deborah Lynn Stowers 

Timothy James Sweeny 

Don Robert Swhzer 

Frank Szmaja 

Lori M. Taniguchi 

Diane Marie Taylor 

Jan M. Temkienilz 

J. Scott Thompson 

Linda Sunshine Thompson 

Deborah J. Tincher 

John D. Toomey 

Joan Robert Trombitas 

Ashley M. Vail 

Stephen C. Vannais 

Lori Marie Vrcan 

Michael James Walsh 

Kathi A. Wanner 

David John Weise 

Emilian V. White 

Roderic Wiggins 

David Lloyd Williams 

Kathleen May Williams 

Terry L. Wilson 

Deborah Winyard 

Robert Donald Wise 

Janice Marie Woolfolk 

Karen Sue Wordokoff 

Andrew Steven Wyner 

David Jon Yarletts 

Thomas L. Yourchak 

Michael Zaremba 

Nancy A. Lee 

J. Ross Baughman 



Sandy L. Adkins 
Obafem O. Agbave 
Jim E. Alcock 
James William Anderson 
Sue Ann baab 

Dabid Baldwin 
Pamela Jane Barr 
Diane Kay Biasella 
Cyrthia Maria Billo 
Camille Boham 

Earl Keith Boston 
Carol Elaine Bowman 
Cynthia Kay Bredbeck 
Constance Luella Breinich 
Frank W. Buchenroth 

Kevin Glenn Burnett 
Judith A. Campbell 
Clyde A. Castile Jr. 
Karen Cepec 
James T. Ciotti 

Beverly Sue Copley 
Adele ML Crane 
Laura K. Dauchy 
Valerie Furst Dayton 
Bonnie B. Direnfeld 

Susan M . Doan 
Deborah Ann Dom 
Wayne E. Draper 
Diana Leigh Evans 
Polly Jean Ewhank 

Howard V. Finley 

Jack Joseph Folk 

Sandra Lee Frechette 

Sallie J. Fulks 

Anita Marie Gambatese 

Anthony R. Gargon 

Linda Ann Garrett 

Patricia Ann Giordano 

Kathleen M. Haag 

Kathy W. Harmon 

Cindy Lou Harris 
Sharon K. Hijioka 

David William Klein 
Ruth Kucharewski 

Joyce Diane Kuipers 

Louis A. Latona 

Mickey H. Lea 

Isaiah Lewis 

Marie Ann Liska 

Lawrence J. Marek 

Linda M. Marotta 

Robert W. MiUer 

James William Moore 

Stephanie Ann Moriarty 

Michael Kelly Morrow 

John O. Nagle Jr. 

Marcie Neff 

Kathy B. CNeffl 

Barbara Ann Pangrac 

Kathleen Ann Piatt 

Barry Ranallo 

George Thomas Reeser Jr. 

Deborah J. Regnone 

Margaret Marie Rittman 

Colleem E. Ryan 


Suzanne C. Ryan 
Teresa Ann Schick 
Paula E. Schulte 
Carol Ann Segan 
Sue Marie Sinister 

Thomas D. Smith 
Debra Lynn Spencer 
Deborah StaufTer 
Allen F. Stewart 
Martha J. Stewart 

Carl A. Suvak 
Nancy Jeanne Temple 
Loree Lou Tremelling 
Jerry David Vorse 
Mary G. Walker 

Linda Marie Wanacheck 
Henry Joseph Waszczuk 
Donald G. Wen- 
Walter Irwin Zartman 
Georgette Marie Zifko 

School of Nursing 

Anita F. Archer 
Carol Ann Bambeck 
Robert Charles Barkus 
Cynthia Kay BeU 
Barbara M. Butera 

Deborah A. Caldwell 
Pamela Ellen Carlyon 
Michele C. Clark 
Cynthia Leigh Davis 
Janice L. Deitz 


Rosalind Melita Dortch 

Deborah A. Drugan 

Elaine Judith Drugan 

Jean Marie Gates 

Janet Shields Gleason 

Lorraine Marie Haren 

Peggy R. Harmon 

Yolanda Maria Harris 

Barbara J. Hendershot 

Rhonda Georganne Hill 

Linda Marie Javore 

Sandra Lorraine Johnson 

Deborah Jones 

Donna Roxanne Keatinez Bach 

Robert James Kindel 

Linda Marie Lewandowski 

Frances Alexandria McConneghy 

Sharon Joyce Mansfield 

Ellen Kay Martin 

Joann M Muck 

Susan Marie Nail 

Anne Marie O'Block 

Elizabeth Rose O'Grady 

Betty Jean Polyne 

Mary A. Peaspanen 

Kathy Perez 

Janice M. PfeifTer 

Mary Ann Prusak 

Debbie Rensi 

Ronald J. Ross 

Christine Ann Sabo 

Sherie Lee Sanzenbacher 

Susan M. Sporar 

Sue J. Stankiewicz 

Nancy Marie Stimler 



Laura Ruth Sulin 
Mary Loretta Ventresco 
Susan Marie Walczak 
Nancy Lee White 
Glenda Maria Williams 

Ruth Ann Wise 
Nancy Ellen Worthington 
Marilyn Zeren 
Deborah Lynne Zivoder 


The 1975 Burr Staff 

As students have changed through the years, so have their 
yearbooks. Students seem to have become more concerned 
with themselves-not in a negative sense, but in a positive, 
self-fortifying way. Yearbooks have come away from loose, 
graphic montages to a new journalistic maturity of their 

Many creative minds set to work for many long hours to 
record the year of many other creative, hardworking Kent 
people. This book is a diligent attempt to show just who the 
student of today is. To give a realistic picture of the KSU 
student, it is necessary to give a full account of the environ- 
ment at Kent including all types of students, workers, ad- 
ministrators, faculty and even townspeople. In short, any- 
thing that makes the KSU experience unique. 

At the same time, it was important to keep this yearbook 
as readable and entertaining as possible, while remaining 
informative. Writers and photographers were encouraged to 
report as objectively as they could, yet also to interpret 
what they saw, to give each story a certain uniqueness. 

This has been an ambitious project. In this section of the 
book we present many of the staff members that put it 
together -from several thousand feet of film, thousands of 
typed words, headlines, and layouts to the finished pages of 
the 1975 Chestnut Burr. 

Kathleen Belknap, editor, above. 
Richard Roberts, business manager, left. 
Arlene Pete, ass't. business manager, below. 
John Eckerle, advertising manager, bottom. 

Jack Radgowski, photo editor 

Nancy Lee, copy editor 

J. Ross Baughman, art director 

Leslie Burkhart, production editor 

Trying to entertain and inform 
with an account of the year at KSU 

Tom Hudson, technical coordinator 


Some favorite photos of the staff. . . 

-*- computerized 

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Bob Jones, 

chief photographer 

Larry Rubenstein, 

Andy Murray, photographer/writer Laurie Mazerov, photographer 


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Inge Orendt, writer 

Kathie Ashbaugh, type setter 

Kathy Siemon, writer 

Linda Jones, photographer/writer 

Laura Nagy, writer 


...several thousand feet of film, thousands 
of typed words, headlines, layouts.-.Voila! 
The 1975 Chestnut Burr 


Sports Scores 

Kent State University Varsity statistics for 1974-1975. The 
score for Kent team is listed in the left column, opponents 
in the right column. 

SPRING 1974 


sball (8-27, 3-15) 




Texas Christian 



Texas Christian 








Texas Wesleyan 






Texas Wesleyan 



Texas Wesleyan 



Cleveland State 


















Northern Illinois 


Northern Illinois 



Western Michigan 



Western Michigan 






Ohio State 



Ohio State 









Bowling Green 



Bowling Green 



Ball State 

Ball State 










Central Michigan 



Central Michigan 



Eastern Michigan 



Eastern Michigan 


Outdoor Track (5-2,3-1 1 




Penn State 



Eastern Michigan 


93 1 / 2 


50 1 / 2 

74 1 / 2 

Bowling Green 






Cleveland State 



nis (3-10, 0-7) 


Univ. Of W. Florida 



Pensacola Nav. Air Sta. 



Central Michigan 


Northern Illinois 









Bowling Green 


Penn State 








Eastern Michigan 









FALL 1975 


>all (Overall 7-4, MAC 2-3 


Central Michigan 





Ohio University 



Eastern Michigan 


Western Michigan 



Bowling Green 



Utah State 














Soccer (4-7-1) 


Bowling Green 






Ohio University 


Western Michigan 

Cleveland State 

Ohio State 

Cross Country (8-2) 





Western Michigan 















Bowling Green 



Ohio University 



Ball State 



Penn State 


JV Football (0-2) 





Ohio University 


WINTER 1975 

Basketball (Overall 6-20, MAC 3-10) 


Mount Union 












Ball State 



N. Carolina State 






Ohio University 



Penn State 



Central Michigan 



Eastern Michigan 



Bowling Green 






Western Michigan 






Ohio Univeristy 



Ball State 



Central Michigan 






Bowling Green 






Western Michigan 









Northern Illinois 



Eastern Michigan 



Wrestling (6-8, 2-5) 


Eastern Michigan 



Saginaw Valley 









Western Michigan 






Ohio University 



Iowa State 



Central Michigan 






Bowling Green 



Cleveland State 








Swimming (7-3, 6-1) 


Western Michigan 



Eastern Michigan 









Ohio University 



Central Michigan 









Bowling Green 



Michigan State 


Women's Gymnastics (9-2) 








West Virginia 



Bowling Green 



Michigan State 



Eastern Michigan 



Western Michigan 



Penn State 






Ohio State 



Slippery Rock 


Men's Gymnastics (9-4) 


Central Michigan 






Bowling Green 






Cuyahoga CC 



Ohio State 



Eastern Michigan 



Eastern Illinois 



Western Michigan 



Bowling Green 



Slippery Rock 



Brock port 



Cuyahoga CC 


Indoor Track (0-1) 
42 Pittsburgh 




Lake Forest 



Lake Forest 



Univ. of Buffalo 



Univ. of Buffalo 



Henry Ford Com. Col. 






McComb Com. Col. 



McComb Com. Col. 





Brock Univ. win by forfeit 


St. Clair Univ. 











Ohio Univ. 



Ohio Univ. 









Ohio Univ. 



Ohio Univ. 








Henry Ford Com. Col. 



Henry Ford Com. Col. 


















These groups are student membership organizations recog- 
nized on the Kent State University campus. Participation is 
voluntary or recognized as honorary. 



Alpha Eta Rho (aviation) 
American Chemical Society 
Advertising Group 
American Guild of Organists 
American Home Economics Association 
American Industrial Arts Association 
American Institute of Aeronautics 

and Astronautics 
Angel Flight 

Anthropology Association 
Arnold Air Society 
Art Union 

Association for Childhood Education 
Coed Cadettes 

Collegiate Marketing Association 
Council for Exceptional Children 
DBA, MBA Association 
Criminal Justice Association 
Finance Club 
Forensics (Debate) 
Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography) 
Geological Society 

Golden Wings and Anchors of Northeast Ohio 
Home Economics Association 
Kent Music Educators Club 
KSU Archaeological Team 
KSU Advertising Group 
Pershing Rifles 
Pre-Med Society 

Public Relations Student Society 
Russian Club 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
Society of Physics Students 
Student Bar Association 
Student Nurses Association 


Aikido Club 

Amateur Radio Club 

Bhangra Dance Group 

Campus Girl Scouts 

Chess Club 

Fencing Club 

Figure-Skating Club 

Fishing Club 

Flying Club, University 

Hockey Club, Kent State Clippers 

Jiu Jitsu 

Karate Club 

Korean Karate Club 

Kwan Ying Kempo (Kung Fu) 

Martial Arts Club 

Parachute Club 

Performing Dancers, Kent State 

Recreation Club 

Rock Climbing Club 

Rugby Football Club 

Sailing Club 

Scuba Club 

Ski Club 

Sports Car Club 

Tae Kwan Do Karate 

Wheelchair Athletic Club 

Wha Rang Society of Karate 

Women's Recreation Association 

Yudo Kwan (Judo) 


Chestnut Burr - yearbook 

Daily Kent Stater- newspaper 

Human Issue 

The New Kent Quarterly 

Train City Flyer - literary magazine 

WKSU - radio and TV 


Art Graduate Students 

Association of Graduate English Students 


Black Graduate Student Association 

Department of Biological Sciences Graduate 

Student Council 
Graduate Association of Students in Psychology 
Graduate Educators Student Association 
Graduate Association of H.P.E.R. 
Graduate Student Council 
Graduate Student Organization of Chemistry 
Graduate Students in Philosophy 
Graduate Students in Sociology and Anthropology 
Graduate Urban Design Studio 
History Graduate Student Organization 
Home Economics Graduate Student Organization 
Journalism Graduate Student Organization 
Organization of Germanic and Slavic Languages 

Graduate Studies 
Political Science Graduate Student Association 
Speech Department Graduate Students Organization 


African Students Association 
Arab Students Association 
Chinese Students Association 
India Students Association 
Iranian Student Club 
Organization of Ukranian Students 




American Indian Rights Association 

Attica Brigade 

Committee to End Pay Toilets in America (CEPTIA) 

Gay Liberation Front, Kent 

Indochina Peace Campaign 

Joe Hill Collective 

Student Rights Action Lobby 

Student Union 

United Farmworkers Support Group 

Vietnam Veterans Against the War/Winter 

Soldier Organization 
Women's Action Collective, Kent 


All Campus Programming Board 
Inter-Greek Council 
International Film Organization 
Students for Mobility 
Tuesday Cinema Film Society 


Association for Research and Enlightenment 



Campus Crusade for Christ 

Campus Outreach 

Christian Fellowship 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Hit lei - Jewish Student Center 

Jewish Student Movement 

Krishna Yoga Society 


Newman Student Parish 

Students International Meditation Society 

Tree of Life 

United Christian Ministries 

Well Springs of Torah 

Zen Study Group 


Black United Students 

Commuter and Off-Campus Student Organization 

Graduate Student Council 

Inter-Greek Council 

Kent Interhall Council 

Kent Internationals 


Alternative Lifestyles Group 


• Circle K 


(Consumer's Health Care Association 

(Council on International Relations and United 

Nations Affairs 
(Environmental Conservation Organization 
|KSU Family Planning 
[pregnancy Information Center 

Students for Mobility 

Students Ticked About Book Prices (STAB) 

Townhall II - Helpline 

Veterans' Association 



Alpha Phi Alpha 

Alpha Tau Omega 

Delta Tau Delta 

Delta Upsilon Kappa Alpha Psi 

Kappa Sigma 

Omega Psi Phi 

Phi Beta Sigma 

Phi Gamma Delta 

Phi Kappa Psi 

Phi Sigma Kappa 

SigmaAlpha Epsilon 

Sigma Chi 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Sigma Tau Gamma 


Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Alpha Gamma Delta 
Alpha Phi 
Alpha Xi Delta 
Chi Omega 
Delta Gamma 
Delta Sigma Theta 
Delta Zeta 
Zeta Phi Beta 


Alpha Kappa Delta 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Alpha Omicron Chi 

Alpha Psi Omega 

Beta Beta Beta 

Blue Key 

Cardinal Key 

Delta Omicron 

Delta Phi Alphe, Gamma Upsilon Chapter 

Epsilon Nu Gamma 

Epsilon Pi Tau 

Kappa Delta Pi 

Kappa Kappa Psi 

Kappa Omicron Phi [ 


Omicron Delta Kappa 

Phi Alpha Theta 

Phi Delta Kappa 

Phi Epsilon Kappa 

Phi Gamma Nu 

Pi Delta Phi 

Pi Omega Pi 

Pi Sigma Alpha 

Psi Chi 

Sigma Delta Pi 

Sigma Gamma Epsilon 

Tau Beta Sigma 


Events of 
the year 

April 1974 

S M T Vl Th F S 

12 3 4 5 6 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 

14 15 16 17 IX 19 20 

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 

2S 29 30 31 

Classes begin. 

Former Ohio National Guardsmen James McGee, 

William Perkins, James Pierce, Lawrence Shafer, 

Ralph Zoller, Leon Smith and Matthew McManus 

are indicted for depriving four students slain here 

May 4, 1970. of their civil rights. 

Portage County Grand Jury rules the killing of 

Gary Sherman by Mahoning, Ashtabula and 

Trumbull counties (MAT) narcotics agent Ronald 

Baldine justifiable homicide. 

"The Subject Was Roses" opens at Stump Theater. 

Fifty chanting students invade the office of KSU 
President Glenn A. Olds demanding satisfaction for 
the death of Gary Sherman. 

Eight national guardsmen are arraigned in 
Cleveland Federal Court and plead not guilty. 
"Hammerin'" Hank Aaron slugs his 715th career 
home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record. 

A series of twisters level Xenia, Ohio, leaving 
thousands homeless. 

Cesar Chavez (of the United Farm Workers) asks 
for the boycott of nonunion lettuce, grapes and 
wine in his Student Center Ballroom speech. 

10 President Olds sends members of the campus police 
to assist the homeless in Xenia. 

1 1 Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir resigns. 

12 The House Judiciary Committee subpoenas White 
House tapes and papers relating to the Watergate 

Three hundred protestors march down Main Street 
in Ravenna to the Portage County Courthouse 
calling for a federal grand jury investigation into 
the death of Gary Sherman. 

17 Noam Chomsky speaks in the Kiva on political 

A B&O freight train partially derails downtown. 
KSU's team places fourth in the Ohio Wheelchair 

"Low on High" opens at Stump Theater. 
Greek Week begins with Recognition Day. 

1 9 The FBI lauches an investigation into the death of 
Gary Sherman. 

24 Student Government remains nonexistent at KSU 
as Student Affairs Council fails to vote on 
referendum to reform student government. 

25 Madonna Gilbert speaks to 150 gathered in the 
Student Center plaza to memorialize the struggle 
of South Dakota Indians at Wounded Knee. 

27 The Greek Week bathtub pull arrives at Moulton 
Hall with $ 1 ,020 for the American Cancer Society 
and brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma pedal on their 
24-hour bicycle marathon, raising $517 for the 
Portage County Cancer Society. 

28 President Nixon announces his release of edited 
transcripts of the Watergate tapes to the public. 
John Mitchell and Maurice Stans are found 
innocent of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and^ 
J. Geils plays in Memorial Gym. 

May 1974 

S M T W Th F S 

12 3 4 

5 6 7 S 9 10 I 1 

12 13 14 15 16 17 IS 

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 

26 27 2X 29 30 31 

1 May Day, recognition of the American worker. 

April 6 


May 4 

Student employes are granted a two-cent per hour 

wage increase. 

Don Lumley, KSU hockey coach and ice skating 

instructor, announces his resignation,effective June 


The National Safety Council reports that the 55 

mph speed limits figured prominently in the 25 per 

cent drop in traffic deaths for the first four months 

of the year. 

The House Judiciary Committee charges President 

Nixon with failure to comply with its subpoena for 

Watergate tapes. Chairperson Peter Rodino said 

Nixon's noncomplaince could be an impeachable 


The University Library's May 4 Room is officially 

dedicated by President Olds. 

Former Vice President Spixo T. Agnew is disbarred 

by the Maryland Court of Appeals. 

A candlelight walk around campus with a brief 

presentation by the KSU Chorale and Brass 

Ensemble begins at 11 p.m. 

Candlelight vigil begins at midnight. 

Peter Davies, Julian Bond, Rev. John Adams, Dean 
Kahler, Ann Fry, Holly Near, Jane Fonda, Alan 
Canfora, Sokum Hing, Judy Collins, Daniel 
Ellsberg, Mike White, Ron Kovic, Jean Pierre and 
Tom Hayden take part in rallies and workshops 
throughout the day. 

A group of people make a fire out of garbage in the 
middle of S. Water Street late at night. 
Cannonade wins the 100th running of the 
Kentucky Derby. 

May 10 

5 Eric Burton and War, feeling they had been 
cheated by their promoters, walk off stage while 
playing in the Student Center Ballroom. 

7 John Glenn defeats Howard Metzenbaum in the 
U.S. senatorial Democratic primary. 

8 Student activity fees are cut. 

The House Judiciary Committee begins hearing the 
evidence its impeachment staff has gathered against 
President Nixon. 

10 Air Expo, promoting aviation activities offered at 
Kent, begins a three-day program. 

Kurt Weill's "Street Scene" opens in the University 

11 An all-day Pan African Festival is held on the 

Mother's Day. 

12 Campus Week begins as a return to the nostalgic 
days of the 30's. 


14 "Woman's place is in the world," says Dr. Fay Biles 
at the second Women's Day Conference. 

15 The KSU Library receives its one millionth volume, 
a first edition of "Leaves of Grass" by Walt 

The House Judiciary Committee votes 37-1 to 
subpoena eleven Watergate tapes. 

1 6 A "Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens opens 
in A. Norton Theater in Rockwell. 

17 Attorneys for the eight indicted guardsmen ask 
that the government clarify charges by naming 
whose shots killed four students in what sequence 
the shots were fired and who else fired shots on 
May 4, 1970. 

The Ohio Board of Regents meets at KSU for the 
first time in the 63-year history of the university. 

19 Portage County Cancer Society's 34-miles fund 
raising bike-a-thon begins at 1 p.m. 
FBI reports Patricia Hearst, kidnaped daughter of 
newspaper tycoon Randolph Hearst Jr., has 
apparently joined the Symbionese Liberation 
Army (SLA). 

21 Jeb Stuart Magruder, the Number 2 man on 
Nixon's re-election campaign, is sentences to at 
least 10 months in prison. 

Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority 
(PARTA) is defeated by Ravenna City Council and 
Franklin Twp. trustees. 

22 Student Caucus hears appeals on allocated budget. 

23 Donald De Freeze, "Field Marshal Cinque" of the 
SLA, is buried in East Cleveland, following a 
shoot-out between SLA members and the Los 
Angeles Police. 

26 Johnny Rutherford wins the Indianapolis 500. 

27 Memorial Day 


A day-long celebration of the arts is held in honor 

of Mae West by members of the KSU School of 


The presidential transcripts provide the fastest 

first-day book sale in KSU's bookstore history, 

selling 83 of 99 available copies. 

About 500 persons are evacuated from Satterfield 

Hall due to a bomb scare. 


KSU's newly renovated 
Culture opens. 

Center of Pan African 



September 25 


Will not quit, Nixon decla 
as support for him crumbl 



Ford takes the oath at noon 
his first problem: choice of VI 

August 9 

A referendum to determine what form of student 
government, if any, will be established for fall 
quarter begins. 

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Commencement exercises, featuring New York 
Times columnist James Reston, are held at 
Memorial Gym. 

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President Richard M. Nixon resigns. 

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25 The food coupon system is initiated in the dorms. 
A potentially dangerous blood clot is found in for- 
mer president Richard M. Nixon's lung. 
The conviction of Lt. William L. Calley Jr. for the 
My Lai massacre in Viet Nam is overturned in U.S. 
District Court. 

26 Kent Interhall Council sets up a food coupons 
gripe line for students with complaints about the 
new system. 

Black United Students is denied 1973-74 funding 
due to a deficit of approximately $2,600 in its 
1973-73 budget. 


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Dr. John W. Snyder assumes the post of KSU Exec- 
utive Vice-President and Provost vacated by Dr. 
Bernard Hall. 

Geology Prof. Glenn Frank's "gag rule" fine, which 
arose from contempt of court charges during the 
May, 1970 shootings investigation, was suspended. 

Richard Celeste, lieutenant governor of Ohio, 


The "specials" line, where students can purchase a 
selected tray dinner at a reduced price, is insti- 

It is announced that the Department of Health, 
Education and Welfare will investigate the possible 
violation of federal equal employment and educa- 
tional opportunity statutes at KSU. 
Frank Robinson, the only person to ever win the 
Most Valuable Player Award in both the American 
and National Leagues, is named player-manager of 
the Cleveland Indians. 

An open house is held to unveil the new Regional 
Police Training Academy, the first of its kind in 
the state. 

Ray C. Gilmore, a McDowell Hall sophomore, is 
wounded in a dorm shooting. 

In a speech here, Ohio Governor John J. Gilligan 
indicates his support for the Ohio Board of 
Regents' proposed budgetary increase for higher 

The Office of Public Affairs and Development de- 
cides to make an additional $5,000 available to 
fund the Information-3000 line. 
Two non-students are charged with felonious as- 
sault in the October 4 Gilmore shooting. 
Richard Woollams and Joy Dingee are elected 
chairperson and vice-chairperson of Student Affairs 

In a nationally broadcast address. President Ford 
proposes a broad-ranging anti-inflation program, 
which included selected tax cuts and special help 
for the unemployed. 

David Clark, protesting the high food prices in the 
cafeterias, says he will refuse to pay winter quar- 
ter's board bill. 



10 It is announced that Black United Students will 
receive a $700 grant to resume operation of its 
African Liberation School. 

1 1 Male students Lee Paull and Tom Futch elect to 
run for Homecoming Personality. 

14 The prosecution opens its case in the Watergate 
cover-up trials. 

18 The opening of the northeastern Ohio medical 
school is set for fall of 1 975. 

President Ford denies that there was a deal behind 
the pardoning of Richard Nixon. 

20 All Campus Programming Board presents Roy 

21 Jury selection begins in the trial of the eight pre- 
sent and former Ohio National Guardsmen indicted 
in the May 4, 1970 shootings. 

22 Dr. Nathan Spielberg, Rudy Bachna, Kathleen B. 
Witmer and Dr. Raymond M. Gesinski receive the 
1974-75 Alumni Distinguished Teaching Awards. 

25 The HEW team is on campus to review administra- 
tion policies. 

28 E. Howard Hunt testified at the Watergate cover-up 
trial that John Mitchell had approved the illegal 
plans and the wiretapping. 

29 Joel Rudy announces that KSU is one of the few 
Ohio universities that has not raised its 1 974 room 
and board rates. 

Former President Richard M. Nixon is reported do- 
ing well after surgery to prevent the formation of 
more blood clots in his veins. 

30 "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" 

Jurors in the May 4 shootings trial visit the Kent 
State campus. 

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Lawrence J. Schick, a sophomore who has filed a 
class action lawsuit against the university protest- 
ing the mandatory housing policy, is ruled ineli- 
gible to register for winter quarter classes because 
of his refusal to comply with the policy. 

James A. Rhodes squeaks by incumbent Gilligan in 
the Ohio gubernatorial race. Former astronaut 
John Glenn wins a Senate seat, defeating Cleveland 
Mayor Ralph J. Perk. 

Students march on President Old's house to protest 
the food coupon system. 

U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti acquits the 
eight present and former Ohio National Guardsmen 
of charges stemming from the 1970 shootings here. 

Dr. James McGrath announces his resignation as 
Vice-President for Graduate Studies. 
Disability Day sees scores from the university 
adopting a handicap. 

Black Homecoming Coronation Ball is held, featur- 
ing the coronation of Diane Gochett. 

The prosecution in the Watergate cover-up trial 
rests its case. 

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A record snowfall hits Kent and forces a two-day 
university shutdown. 

The United Mine Workers ratify a new contract, 
ending the three-week-old coal miners' strike. 

John Mack resigns as president of Kent Internal! 



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Don James resigns as head football coach; J. Den- 
nis Fitzgerald, assistant coach, is named successor. 

Watergate Three - Jeb Magruder, John Dean and 
Herbert Kalmbach - are freed from prison. 

Students protest at inauguration of incoming Gov. 
James A. Rhodes in Columbus; President Olds 
terms students' actions "vulgar... tragic tyranny." 

14 Dr. James E. Fleming and George Janik are named 
to the KSU Board of Trustees. 

15 Elections Commission sets referendum on student 

22 Brian Anderson, executive secretary of student 
government, bars DKS reporters from an Elections 
Commission meeting. 

21 Vietnam Veterans Against the War/Winter Soldier 
Organization regains active status at KSU. 
Informal Faculty Senate poll shows faculty favors 
collective bargaining. 

24 Enforcement of Kent city housing code is pledged 
by Robert Paoloni, assistant law director. 

28 DKS is termed an "arm of the university" in Brian 
Anderson's reply to editorial criticism of his bar- 
ring reporters from meeting. 

29 KSU's enrollment winter quarter, 17,270, shows an 
increase of 105 over winter quarter 1974. 

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Student Affairs Council agrees to endorse the re- 
sults of upcoming student government referendum. 
Civil suit trial in the KSU shootings is postponed to 
May 19. Gov. Rhodes, former KSU president 
Robert I. White, former Adj. Gen. Sylvester Del 
Corso, National Guard officers and enlisted men 
are the defendants. 

February 22 


6 Final day of voting on student government referen- 

Greatest one-day turnout of donors to Red Cross 
bloodmobile on campus. 

7,8 8th annual KSU Folk Festival is held in the Stu- 
dent Center. 

1 1 1,538 votes are counted in student government ref- 
erendum, with Russ Jones' proposal winning. 

12 Cleveland Browns announce KSU is the site of 
their 1975 summer football training camp. 

13 Coordinating Committee on Collective Bargaining 
(CCCB) meets to establish bargaining election pro- 
cedures to negotiate with the Board of Trustees. 

19 KSU cage coach Rex Hughes blasts MAC officials 
after a loss to Miami U., violating the conference 
gag rule. 
Holly Near performs on campus. 

21 The Ohio Civil Service employe raise proposal 
brings a possible rise in dorm fees. 

Herbie Hancock performs in the Student Center. 

22 Hillel members protest at the performance of the 
Moscow Balalaika Orchestra. 

25 SAC appoints an elections commission to supervise 
election of student caucus, as provided for in the 
student government proposal. 

24 Robert Penn Warren, poet and author, reads his 
works in the Kiva. 

26 President Ford urges increased aid to Cambodia 
and $300 million in aid for South Vietnam. 
Flash cagers upset the University of Pittsburgh. 
Suspended coach Hughes listens to the game by 
radio, due to his suspension by the MAC. 

28 Dave Brubeck performs. 

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4 The Board of Trustees approve the new student 
government proposal. International seminar on 
world energy is held at the Student Center. U.S. 
House is urged to send aid to Cambodia by Rep. 
Paul McCloskey, R-Cal. Brian Anderson's term is 
extended to mid-April. President Ford postpones 
" tariff hike. 

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February 22 

8 Conference to advise minority students on job op- 
portunities is held. 

6 Board of Trustees OK's the election of a faculty 
bargaining agent. 

10 Ohio officials approve the expenditure of half mil- 
lion dollar legal fees for defense of National 
Guardsmen accused of the KSU shootings. 

13 Joe Walsh concert is held. 

Rhodes' budget includes increased aid to higher 
education, with S9 million for a new KSU physical 
education facility and a School of Nursing 
classroom building. 

February 22